Note: This case was extracted from the MUFON UFO Database (Case # – 77311)
Location of Sighting: Missoula, Montana
Date of Sighting: June 26, 2016
Time of Sighting: 12:25 PM MDT
Description: While I was resting from yard work under the fruit trees, something passed overhead so close to the tree tops, it cast a very tidy shadow on the grass. It was shaped like a hang glider or a boomerang, but proportionately shorter winged. While the shadow was still visible passing over the yard, we looked up and saw nothing. It continued overhead and we checked again. There was still nothing visible. We are accustomed to watching birds and airplanes and can always spot them. This was close with no sound. There was no visible object, but it cast a definite dark, crisp shape on the ground. The shadow was about 5 to 7 feet across tip to tip. The speed seemed to be about 10 to 20 MPH. It went east to west and we lost sight of the shadow.
MUFON Field Investigator Notes: The witness did not provide any photos, video clips or any other type of evidence in support of this case. It is suspected that the witness saw a shadow of a large bird. The higher the bird, the larger the shadow. It’s possible the bird was high enough and close enough to the sun that the witness did not see it.
This case is closed with a disposition of IFO – Natural Phenomenon – Large bird.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.