Red Light Ascends & Flies Away Silently.

Note: This report was extracted from the MUFON UFO database (Case# 84776):

Location of Sighting: Stevensville, Montana
Date of Sighting: July 2, 2017
Time of Sighting: 10:15 PM MDT

Description: I was riding my bicycle just as dark was setting in. I was traveling in a southern direction when I noticed a white light crossing from about a 3 o’clock to an 11 o’clock position. It was a large light and at first and I thought it might be just a plane coming in to our little airport. I think we have VFR airport. Anyhow just as I started watching it it seemed to fall from the sky. My vision of the object was interrupted as it went behind some tall cottonwood trees which were about 40 yards in from of me. I quickly rode to the street about 35 yards, turned north for exactly one half block, turned south again into the alley and rode to about the halfway point of the length of the block. I did not see anything where I thought the white light should be, but just then my attention was captured by a red light off to my right. It was very bright and at first I thought it was a roman candle as it is near the fourth of July. But quickly I realized it was not a firework. Maybe it was a drone. Those are popular toys these days. Anyhow in seconds it rose straight up to a height of about 100 feet. It was silhouetted against the Bitteroot Mountains which were a darker blue darker than the sky. It was silent. As it rose I could barely make out a boxy shape as it had two whitish lights on either side of the larger red lighted object.

I struggled to get my camera working on my cell phone. (I am not sure it I captured it on the video.) But I was trying to record it as it rose up further and headed off in a southeast direction. At this point it was traveling towards the southeast at about 200 feet at an angle of about 75-80 degrees above me. I rode to the end of the block (about 20 yards) to get to a viewpoint that would allow me to watch it more. Just as I focused on it heading out it disappeared! Sky was still bright enough to see this very plainly.

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