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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/16/2004 22:00 (Entered as : 03/16/2004 22:00)
Reported: 3/17/2004 8:04:13 AM 08:04
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Kalispell, MT
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 30 minutes
Characteristics: The object emitted beams, The object changed color
Bright light getting brighter and shrinking to its' center a beacon went back and forth across the sky

As I was talking on the phone a very bright light appeared and I told the person on the phone what I was seeing and almost immediately it disappeared. It soon returned in the exact place where I had seen it before, it became very bright, a beacon type light could be seen going back and forth. It became very bright only to shrink to it's center as if it moved away very rapidly. This happened 5 times in approximately 20 minutes. Same location in the sky. I stayed in the same spot and even went outside to a line of site in line with the position I had inside. The light was appearing just behind a row of trees, I made certain that the light re-appearing and disappearing was not just the trees getting in the way. When the light was at its brightest it appeared to change colors on the outer edges from a brick red to an amber yellow.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with the witness. Probably Venus in the western sky. PD))