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East Helena, MT

Sighted on Friday 22. May 2009
Reported on
Shape: Changing | Duration: 45 min

Extreamly bright circular light floating & changing shape in the early morning sky.I awoke at 4;25am on 5/22/09. I went to my kitchen to make coffee.As I was looking out my kitchen window I saw what appeared to be a very bright light in the eastern sky.At first I thought it was possibly landing lights from an aircraft as I'm not to far from the local airport,but the more I watched the light I realized it was stationary.I continued to watch expecting it to move but it didn't seem to be.I went and found my binoculars and went outside my house to try to get a closer look.This light was extreamly bright.Looking through the binoculars the light was round in shape.As I was watching it the circle looked to split in two but not completely apart,forming a eight shaped object. Then it would go back to the original circle shape. I thought I saw what looked to be an orange flame or light emit from the bottom of the circle but I cannot be sure,it seemed to only last milaseconds.All the time I watched the object it only seemed to move slightly from left to right and possibly went slowly up over the entire time.There was no sound from the object as a plane or helicopter.It was dead silent.I took a couple pictures with my digital camera but they are not great photos at the distance was to far for this type of camera. I will send them to you anyway.After watching it for 45 minutes I went to my computer to see if anything was reported to be in the sky at that time but could find no info.When I went back to check on the object a few minutes later it was gone.I'm a 55 year old retired male. I have lived in the house for 13 years and have never seen anything like this in my entire life.

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