- ST IGNATIUS, MONTANA --The ongoing UFO sightings have continued into
the 11-10-1998 time frame. Cloud cover broke for this night and the UFO,
alone, was there as it had been only lower in altitude and slightly further
south toward the town of St. Ignatius, Montana, itself roughly 10 miles
south of Ronan along the southern edge of the sprawling Mission Valley.
- Due to nearly 100% cloud cover with snow
and storm over the last several nights viewing has been null from 11-6-1998
- Observation was made by local law enforcement
as well as workers at the manufacturing facility mentioned in previous
posts and other civilians who happened to notice the craft and reported
same. Total on witnesses as of this writing has exceeded 600 area wide.
- There has been no further reporting by
outside news sources other than that posted already. Lake county sheriff
office personnel have continued to look into the matter with no availing
information over and above what visual observation has provided. Local
law enforcement in the towns of Ronan, St. Ignatius, and Polson have
done the same. They too have garnered no conclusive data on this sighting.
- Reporter has yet to successfully witness
UFO firsthand but is making arrangements to attempt this in forthcoming
nights when conditions abide for such. In so doing two Navy SEAL high
resolution digital compasses will be set up four miles apart along the
north south route of highway 93, thus providing for triangulation, distance
from the center of highway 93---a logical azimuth anchor point to the observed
craft, size of craft, altitude, and if detected movement can be attained,
thus, inherent speed in relation to observed location.
- The viewing time and conditions for this
latest sighting was from 1:27AM to 3:34 AM when cloud cover obliterated
the viewing window. During this time of clearing the sky was cloudless,
exceptionally clear, stars in abundance, temperature in the 5 degree
F range, no moon as it had set over the mountains to the west, no wind
at surface. However, at 20,000 feet ASL the west to east winds are a steady
120 MPH over the Rocky Mountain Front complex coming from WWS blowing toward
the EEN in a direct line. Witnesses reported the conditions were clear
enough to single out a defined shape behind the previously described lighting
of the craft but it was too vague to accurately describe. Several witnesses
used hunting type binoculars for observation but they have yet to be interviewed
by this reporter.
- Craft was 8 nautical miles distant from
viewing locale at manufacturing facility and at altitude of approximately
14,000 feet ASL, and 4 miles further south than previous sightings since
- Numerous emails to reporter have suggested
this sighting is everything from ours, balloons, holograms. From experience
over 19 years with NASA at various test sites around the country and overseas
as well as a Navy SEAL active until 1990 and Reserve Status since that
date to current, reporter can testify this sighting studied from interviews
and reports from law enforcement, witnesses, and the NORAD/Fence database
program, anomaly is nothing in our paucity for understanding. It is
not of our technology. It is not an apparition. It is a physical vehicle
with mass of unknown origin.
- It is an unknown and in Aerospace/military
vernacular, listed as a 'GRAY'.
- The only remotely close related vehicle
that could exhibit anything related to this anomaly is the Aurora high
propulsion VTOL capable aircraft. However, tests and performance of this
vehicle precludes the following:
- 1. It is and has been grounded for
further structural tests at Area 51, Edwards Air Force Base, [Dryden],
and at parent contractors test facilities at Palmdale, CA, at Lockheed,
McDonnell Douglas, and Northrop. Aurora has not flown since 1-9-1998.
Its only known public observation was during test flights over Area 51
on the afternoon of June 21, 1992, and video taped by cameramen from
NBC News. Subsequent tape was shown and narrated on the NBC Nightly News
the following night with narration by Mr. Brokaw, the nightly news anchor.
- 2. Aurora cannot hover in air at that
altitude, temperature differential, present cross wind, nor can it evade
F16F class aircraft.
- 3. Aurora is a small craft in size
comparison to the F-117
- 4. Montana anomaly is guessed (by
witness account) to be somewhere at 600 feet on a side and triangular in
shape. Aurora is of the shape of a June bug, 1/700th this size.
- 5. Aurora could not be seen with unaided
eye at this distance of observation as reported under any conditions.
- Thus, this UFO is not Aurora
- THE FENCE
- The 'Fence' protocol at NORAD is a
remarkable program made up of many technicians monitoring a series of interleaved
grids coming from Geostationary high orbit satellites. The office tracks
all 9,653 man made objects in space orbiting Earth. These include a pair
of gloves from Gemini 6 and
- some dozen washers dropped on a repair
mission on STS-51A on a shuttle mission and every other orbiting object
of artificial origin along with the occasional meteorite that may remain
in Earth's space for some overly long seconds.. If something untoward enters
into the tracking field (the fence) it then begins a series of tracking
logarithms to track speed, location, altitude, departure angle, mass,
heat, and inherent velocity. From there it runs a test for itself to
confirm that whatever
- it is is not something we have in space.
From there a management program kicks in called, 'Intruder Assessment'.
If a series of democratic protocols weigh out then the next step is to
start a series of visual confirmations with our own air assets. Stealth
117A and or SR-71 are dispatched to attempt intercept. From there the
'Fence' protocols go through a series of 'what is' formats until the intruding
element is either confirmed to be something from us or an unknown. Unknowns
are called a 'Gray'.
- This is because the unknown is there
in space but is not ours. It is not a 'target white' (friend) nor a 'target
- Thus far the Montana UFO is a 'Gray'
as listed. It is also the 117,443 unknown to be catalogued at the 'Fence'
office at NORAD or SAC since 1966, globally. It is suspected they (NORAD)
have moved any one of three Keyhole deep-look satellites into position
in high Earth Orbit to watch this bogey when it appears since conventional
ground based air assets have failed to acquire craft for confirmation due
to vehicle exhibiting phasing or some other type of eluding of recon aircraft.
- UFOs are not referred to as such in the
military/NASA parlance. They are either a 't-white' (target white) if
friend, 't-black' (target black) if a foe. Unknowns are a 't-gray' or
sometimes a 'tg' for an acronym if not of Earth origin. The Montana UFO
is not of Earth origin.
- Reported by:
- Robert A.M. Stephens
- Contractor, NASA
- Shuttle Documentation Program
- St. Ignatius, Montana