Date of Sighting: Aug 17 and Aug 24 2013
Location of Sighting: Hungry Horse Reservoir, Flathead County, Montana USA
Shape(s) of UFO(s): only saw the lights
Color(s) of UFO(s): lights were white, red, green
Number of UFO(s): from 1 to 4 at one time
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: moving around the foothill of larger mountain
Further Description of Sighting: My husband and I were camping on the shoreline of the reservoir. We are very familiar with the area and go there often. There was enough light in the sky to be able to see the outline of mountains against the sky. Around 10pm, we noticed a sparkling white light which we first thought to be a plane, then realized it was moving all around and could not be a plane. Also, there was no noise.
Secondly, we noticed a different light which pulsed red and white, very rythmically but in various patterns. Both of these lights would move, disappear (go dark) and reappear. This was all happening on the front of the foothill (not going up and over the backside that we could discern). They would hover, move a little, move slowly, and also move very fast and in a straight line.
They both kept doing this for some time, and then were joined by more lights. We recall seeing up to four lights at once: the white sparkly one, plus three red/white pulsating ones. We had binoculars, and through them I saw four perfectly shaped crescents (like new moons) lined up in a very straight diagonal, moving down the slope of the hillside.
The bottom one turned red, then the rest began to glow a little redder, then the crescents all suddenly vanished. At one point we both noticed that one of the red/white lights was getting bigger and brighter. Without sound for reference, I felt it was coming straight toward us. My husband feels it was just getting bigger in place, but we agree that it looked bigger.
The lights were bright enough to shine on the water. Toward the end we also saw some green added to the colors. There was no sound until the very end of a 30 minute period, when we heard a thumping or whirring that reminded us of a helicopter. We heard this for a few seconds at most, and the lights all vanished immediately, along with the noise. We did try to get a video, but there wasn’t enough light to record it with our iPhone.
Instead, we have 3 audio recordings of ourselves documenting the event while it was occurring, plus a daytime video of the area (for perspective) that I recorded the next day. We estimate the lights were about 4 miles away, straight across the water. The next day we talked to another party camped on the same side of the lake, and they confirmed that they’d seen it too, and also heard no noise.
The next weekend we camped in the exact same spot. Husband asleep, I watched what I thought was a satellite in the sky overhead. But I noticed it was changing direction and literally would do U turns, move all about in a squiggly way, and sometimes move in a straight line. I watched this for a very long time (I tried to wake him up 3 times to see this) possibly an hour or more, when finally it ascended straight up until it was out of sight. This light was white until it ascended, at which point I noticed a faint red and green along with the white.