On tuesday, january 2, 2018, at approximately 2220 hrs, i was lying in ben reading when i heard the distinct sound of a military helicopter. the "chopping" sound of the helicopter rotor was very loud, i actually thought it had landed, or was at least hovering in the vicinity. i stepped outside and noticed the red flashing beacon approximately 1 mile in the distance and approaching my location very slowly. as i cntinued to observe the red light i noticed the helicopter was following a bright white light. the white light had no flashing beacons and i was unable to determine its axact shape, except for it being a white light. within a minute or so the object and the helicopter passed almost directly overhead form the sw and continued in the ne direction until it was out of site.