I will never forget the day that I was camping out for "Star Wars: Episode III" tickets in Missoula. Some friends and I were throwing a fun little campsite party, when we suddenly ran out of "adult beverages." My friend Travis and I agreed to sit back and watch the campsite, as the others went to re-stock. Of course, the rest of the camping area was packed with Star Wars nerds wielding lightsabers, while we just held glow sticks for protection. Travis and I both looked up at the same time and saw what appeared to be a flying "V" in the sky, except it moved and cut like scissors as it passed over Reserve Street and disappeared over Snowbowl.

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As you may expect, nobody believed us when they returned to the campsite. Why would they? We were at a Star Wars premiere. NERDS!

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There is a great video from a friend of ours that was taken back in 2012 over Billings. Our friend Michael shared with us about the time he witnessed strange orbs in the skies over Billings.

Michael reports

I heard a plane with a propeller and looked up and there was a round-ish silver object near it in my field of view but much higher up, I focused on it, thinking it might be a balloon or something, and watched it for about 5-6 minutes, it started jerking around a little bit which made me watch it even more closely, then I saw a plane flying almost right at it from the East, I looked at the plane and when I looked back the 'UFO' split into 4 parts and took on a different color, like a yellowish color. Then the 4 parts just flew around with each other, sometimes it looked like one was leading the others and they were like flying in formation or something.

A video surfaced online back in 2012 in Billings that oddly demonstrates exactly what Michael described he witnessed.

Let's face it, UFO sightings happen every day in the US. People all over the nation are looking up and noticing stage objects in the sky. In fact, there is a website dedicated to collecting and documenting all UFO sightings in the country.

According to nuforc.org, Montana has had 5 formally documented sightings of UFOs so far this year. In fact, a total of 354 sightings have been documented in 2024 across the nation.

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The nuforc.org website has an interactive map that you can use to explore the locations of all the UFO sightings. Click on the sighting you want to learn more about, and you can access photo and video evidence, as well as witnesses' accounts of the sighting.

Montana locations of 2024 UFO Sightings include:

  • Dunmore, MT (6/29/24) Circle-shaped UFO
  • Billings, MT (4/14/24) Formation of lights
  • Bozeman, MT (1/18/24) UNKNOWN: sound and flying object
  • Helena, MT (5/20/24) Cylinder shaped UFO
  • Bozeman, MT (5/15/24) Formation of lights

I am sure I speak for a lot of people when I say that there is a piece of me that is fascinated to hear about UFO sightings. There is also a piece of me that is terrified to know that we are not alone. But there is a big piece of me that is happy to know that I am NOT CRAZY and what I personally witnessed is REAL.

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