Note: This report was taken from a Kalispell Daily Interlake newspaper article printed on October 26, 2017
The Flathead Valley appears to be a hot spot for otherworldly activity. Crop circles have popped up north of Kalispell and reports have surfaced of orb-like UFOs frequenting the skies.
A series of crop circles appearing north of Kalispell in the late 1990s and early 2000s sparked Joan Bird’s interest in extraterrestrial activity. The Montana scientist and author went on to write “Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials” after studying the mysterious activity in the Flathead Valley and beyond.
Joe Hauser, owner of the Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, said he thinks there’s something particularly out of this world happening in the Flathead Valley.
Hauser said he and his wife Tammy frequently use high-powered binoculars to spot UFOs flying “in and out” of Columbia Mountain. Similar UFO sightings have also been reported around Flathead Lake.
“Personally, I think they are some sort of extraterrestrial craft,” Hauser said.
UFO experts Bird and Hauser, who both have backgrounds in science, said the mounting body of evidence they’ve seen made them believe in extraterrestrials.
Bird said she thinks three out of four of the crop circles that appeared in the Flathead Valley are authentic.
While the first was likely made by humans, the other three exhibited otherworldly characteristics, she said. Authentic crop circles are known to create a mysterious electromagnetic field that can change the biology of crops.
“Some of the crop circles had an unknown energy that was bending the crop instead of breaking it,” Bird said.
Evidence collected at the scene of the second crop circle, near the intersection of U.S. 2 and Highway 40, exhibits the hallmarks of these energetic changes, according to Bird.
A pilot who flew over the crop circle also reported his compass being thrown off as he flew over the mysterious pattern, she said.
Columbia Falls resident Hauser said the extraterrestrial activity he sees typically appears in the form of white, orange or green balls of light in the sky around Columbia Mountain.
“Some of them shoot out of the mountain and hover in the sky, while others immediately take off straight into the Milky Way,” he said. “Sometimes they do aerial acrobatics. I’ve seen one make a ‘Z’ pattern back and forth before shooting off.”Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our UFO report page to report your Montana UFO sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.