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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 09/15/2015 22:00)
Reported: 8/28/2016 12:53:20 PM 12:53
Posted: 8/29/2016
Location: Helena, MT
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3-4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, The object made a sound
UFO shot up from mountain, hovered west slowly, then shot west extremly fast, for several miles, then disappeared

My ex-girlfriend and I were traveling home to Texas from Denali National Park in Alaska. We decided to stop by Yellowstone National Park on the way back to Texas. We were traveling south bound on highway 15 and were between Wolf Creek and Helena, MT. The time was between 21:00 to 22:00, but donít know the exact time.

We were in between some mountains, when I saw a circular light rise up from the mountains to my left. I lost sight of it because of the mountains, and I thought that was strange, and we traveled a bit more southward towards Helena, MT, and the city lights were in view now. Then I again saw the circular light moving westward slowly and always at the same altitude. The light moved past the city slowly and initially I thought it was some kind of special helicopter or plane. But then it accelerated very, very quickly, and made a loud whip crack like noise like a sonic boom, and some sort of smoke ring or vapor ring was formed were it had been. The noise was very loud cause I heard it in my car several miles away traveling southbound on 15. So finally, when it shot westward extremely fast, it traveled for several miles, and the light then disappeared. This was all at the same altitude.

I waited to report this because I did not know who to report it to, and I also did not want to be labeled as making something up or fabricating a hoax. I know what I saw and that is what I saw, and have no reason to lie. Iím US Army retired, and donít want any kind of negative attention like that, but I wanted to report this and maybe collaborate any other reports given for this date and time. Thanks again