Note: This report was extracted from the MUFON UFO database (Case number – 78802).
Location of Sighting: Billings, Montana
Date of Sighting: August 29, 2016
Time of Sighting: 8:45 to 9:10 PM MDT
Description: At approximately 8:45 PM, a star-like object appeared above the south tree line traveling faster than a satellite, slowed it’s path and illuminated bright white light three times within the same path, brighter than any star in the sky. The object stopped moving several times and disappeared above the NW tree line. A second object appeared almost directly overhead in the west, illuminated bright light and moved S by SW. The second object stopped moving and blended like faint star. At that same moment, in the same north by northwest location where the first object disappeared, a bright white light illuminated and zipped towards the second star-like object. A third object appeared in between the first and second objects traveling north by northwest. The first object illuminated bright white and changed direction from moving extremely fast south by southwest to north by northwest without any delay or change in speed. The second object stayed on one place and the other two objects disappeared above the northwest tree line. At approximately 9:00 PM, two jets (possibly F-15’s) flew cross patterns around the location of the unidentified objects and circled back around the sighting area instead of continuing the same flight path. One jet came from the southeast and one from the southwest. Approximately two minutes after the jets, a large plane (a bomber sized vessel), flying much lower, traveling north by northwest did a big 180 around the location of the sighting and continued flying back to the southeast. Similar to the two jets, this large plane had identifying lights on the wings, but it also had a solid red light in the center, much brighter than the lights on the wings. The slower moving plane flew slowly overhead and turned around in the same location as the first two jets. I could hear the afterburners from the three marked vessels, but no sound came from the unidentified objects. At approximately 9:10 PM, a fourth unidentified object from the east appeared, as faint as a star and started traveling in the same direction as the large plane, towards the southeast. This object did not illuminate bright light, but traveled much faster than the plane and two jets. However, no afterburner sound could be heard. This fourth object faintly appeared and disappeared three in a 10-second time-frame before disappearing all together.
MUFON Field Investigator Notes: This is another “Lights in the Sky” report. The witness did not provide any photos or video clips to support this report. Even so, at the distances described, it is not possible to get a clear view of the objects to identify them.
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