UFO Sighting over Glendive, Montana

Sighting Basics

Case Number 82443
Date of the Sighting 2017-02-25 21:00
Date Submitted 2017-03-02 01:54 (Reported 4 Days Later)
Time Zone America/Denver
Source MUFON
Summary Within an approximately 15 minute period i observed a single orange orb, 3 orange orbs and another single orange orb
Tags photo video triangle lights disc

Sighting Location

City Glendive
Region Montana
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 59330
Latitude 47.12510
Longitude -104.68788
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Viewing Distance Unknown
Alititude Treetop, Unknown
Sighting Duration 00:15:00
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Sphere

Sighting Specifics

Weather Details

Max Temp 34°F / 1°C
Mean Temp 26°F / -3°C
Min Temp 17°F / -8°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers
Min Visibility – Miles / 1 Kilometers
Conditions Foggy, Snowing

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 279 other sightings in Montana
• There has been one other sighting in Glendive
• There have been 2 other sightings in the postal code 59330
• There has been one other sighting near Glendive
• There were no other sightings in or near Glendive on 2017-02-25

Sighting Details

02/25/2017 around 2100hrs my son and i were near the fairgrounds in glendive, mt. he spotted a single orange light that appeared to travel from north to south then veered sharply sharply to the west. we initially thought it was a helicopter, so i rolled my window down and turned my pickup off. there was no discernable noise. within minutes we saw 3 more lights. they were also orange and appeared to be flying in a triangle type formation.  one was in the lead and 2 were following. i started videoing them with my cellphone.  they also appeared to travel north to south before disappearing.  we observed them for approximately 5 minutes.  the final one (we saw 5 total) lasted about 30 seconds and was also orange in color. it also travelled north to south, then veered sharply west before disappearing. my initial reaction to the first one was it was a helicopter or drone. then i thought maybe the lights we saw were chinese lanterns. it should also be noted that our cellphone batteries drained approximately 20% during this encounter which lasted approximately 15 minutes total.  i am prior military and law enforcement officer and have never seen lights like these before. there is an anomaly in the video that is a white light that dances around. that is what i assume is glare from the streetlight.  in the photo i am attaching the red arrows point at the orange lights. its a screenshot from the video. the blue arrow points at the anomaly i noted above

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