Location of Sighting: Townsend, Montana
Date of Sighting: 2002
Time of Sighting: 4:30 to 5 AM Mountain Time
Description: It was about 2002 very early in the morning, probably about 5:00 AM. I had gotten a cup of coffee, turned out the kitchen light and sat on the living room couch looking out the picture window that faced south. On the horizon I noticed a light moving from Bozeman toward Butte. I thought I was watching a plane so I didn’t pay too much attention, but my eyes followed it as it moved across the sky. It turned and started moving toward me. I thought this was an unusual flight pattern for a plane to travel if it was flying from Bozeman to Helena, but I still was not paying too much attention. My eyes followed it in the night sky. When it was close and overhead it stopped in mid-air! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I stared at it for probably 5 minutes shocked that it had stopped. It was a solid white light, like a large star in the sky. I ran back and woke my daughter who was probably about 15 at the time. Her and I watched for awhile until she finally stated that it was just a star and went back to bed. I had to get ready for work and by the time I left the house it was light and most of the stars were gone. I have no idea what I saw and I have not found anyone whose experience of sightings is like mine. It looked like a plane and then a star in the sky stopping mid-air. 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.