- RONAN, MONTANA - UFO reported by several hundred witnesses and two local papers
over the Mission Valley in western Montana. The sightings began 10-16-1998
and have continued at various intervals and various durations since, up
to this report filing of 10-31-1998. They have occurred somewhere between
the hours of 2AM and 5AM on non pattern evenings.
- The UFO is roughly located above the
immense Mission Mountain Range hovering in place at approximately 20,000
feet above sea level and 9,000 feet above the top of the Mission Range.
It is reported, as of this writing, by more than 500 witnesses including
professional, police personnel who have gone on record, night shift workers,
travelers, and locals as well as others in witnessing these unknown-origin
- The UFO is reported to be quite large
with one continuous red light, a flickering (not blinking) green light
and a flickering blue glow that appears under the craft. Outline and shape
has been undetermined at this time for the UFO.
- The primary locale for observation of
the craft has been in and around areas of Polson Montana, a town of 6000
that is located 10 miles north of the town of Ronan. At Ronan a large manufacturing
facility is located 2 miles south of the town off highway 93 which runs
north and south as does the Mission Range itself and the valley that lays
below to the west of the range. At this manufacturing facility many of
the night shift have been observing the UFO in the same location and time
for the last week or more.
- Scott Johnson, night shift foreman for
the manufacturing company, has brought his entire night shift outside on
the east side of the facility to observe the craft during breaks on various
- Mr. Johnson has stated when interviewed,
"this is not a vehicle of known origin. Its behavior, its ability
to hover as it does, its soundless in that it is strictly visual, all make
for something that is not natural by our standards of known air vehicles."
- On the latest night of observation, 10-30-1998,
there were two of the UFOs roughly at the same altitude but approximately
9 miles apart. No one has seen the vehicles appear or have noted when they
leave. They are just there when they are noticed and after several hours
they are gone.
- Conditions in the area have been cloudless,
clear, and cold temperatures. There has been no other air craft in the
area at the time of the UFOs presence over the entire 700 square mile area
of the Mission Valley where the observations have been reported from.
- The only contingent element is the fact
Malstrom Air Force Base is exactly due east of the sighting location for
the UFOs at 200 miles.
- A further report excerpted from the two
local papers that have covered the sightings in depth as well as further
observations of the UFOs as they appear in upcoming nights will be posted
and filed here accordingly.
- Reported by:
- Robert A.M. Stephens STILLWATER MILLS
Contractor, NASA Shuttle Documentation Program St. Ignatius, Montana firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Additional Email Correspondence From
- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 06:27:05 -0600
From: Mike Beaver <email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject:
The Ronan, Montana Story - Details I thought you might not have
- Mike Beaver wrote:
- Dear Mr. Stephens:
- In the email passed around on the UFONetwork
it doesn't mention the name of the company that the ufos are seen at. Nor
does it mention the newspapers that picked up the story. Can you please
fill in some informational gaps in the story. I'm wondering why the major
media hasn't jumped on this considering the magnitude of the sightings;
lengthwise and all?
- Mike Beaver email@example.com
- Robert A.M. Stephens wrote:
- I'm not a UFO buff, per se. Just reported
what others had reported to me and asked if I would compile a story of
the event on the net. In interviewing for this story the manufacturing
company did not want its name used. The employees at the same company and
law enforcement personnel had no problem going on record.
- As of last night, the UFO was back, the
14 night out of the lat 17 since the event first occured, further south,
and 4000' feet lower. Tonight cloud cover is 70%, thus we were going to
try and scope it and get some data on the thing. (To) No Avail.
- The Newspaper in question is the: 'Lake
County Leader' 406-883-4343 (Polson Montana) Lake County Sheriffs Office
406-883-7279 (Polson Montana)
- As far as the media outside of Montana
its the same as its ever been I suppose. Government believes and hides--public
dumb. I don't know why.
- Robert A.M. Stephens
- Date: Tue, 03 Nov 1998 21:50:04 +0000
From: "Robert A.M. Stephens" <firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To:
email@example.com Organization: Stillwater Mills To: Larry Maurer <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Laser Propulsion/where?
- Larry Maurer wrote:
- Dear Bob:
- Please check out our web site under Aerospace
to find out why the red, green & blue. These are undobtedly our crafts.
Please note we saw the crafts on more than one occaision. Once at a distance
of ten feet away in on Oct. 18, 1981. We reported it to FBI in 1986 after
finding out that the US government does not have this technology. We now
have official patent and are ready to build. I would like to hear from
- Larry D. Maurer Director, Engineering
- Robert A.M. Stephens wrote:
- For 11 of the 16 nights hence the first
sighting at 1:23 AM, 10-16-1998, there have been numerous air vehicles
attempt to intercept the bogeys after they have appeared and stayed in
one locale. The interception attempts have failed by those of local magistrate
who have taken this to task.
- Malstrom Air Force Base pilots have attmepted
to intercept said bogeys after they are in place. They too have been unsuccessful
in that the bogeys seem to 'phase' away into nothing when any of the nine
F-16s that have been deployed have come close to them. I find this inexplicable,
but then so do many others I have contacted. I am trying to get infrared
gun camera footage of this phenomenon at this time through various long
time NASA/Malstrom contacts
- I received two emails in response from
this report among several hundred, that, these were our craft. Having spent
a great deal of time at Dryden Air Force Station at Edwards Air Force Base
in CA and with NASA at KSC over the last 19 years I can attest these unknowns
are not of our technical ablility at this time. Unless evidence to the
contrary can be produced this conclusion must still stand.
- What is the address of your website [URL]?
Could not find anything in relation to your insinuation above. Am most
interested. Also, please clarify the 'we' part of your mail. Thanks.
- Robert A.M. Stephens Contractor, NASA
Shuttle Documentation Program
- Comment By William MacIntosh <email@example.com
- In reference to your "Stunning Ronan, Montana UFOs
Said To Have Eluded Multiple F-16 Intercepts", an interesting thought
occurred and I thought to pass it along. Could this craft simply be a "Holographic
Image"? It has all the earmarks of a possible military test of a new
high power image projector. Please look at these statements carefully -
- Quoting your article:
- 1.) " The UFO is reported to be quite large with
one continuous red light, a flickering (not blinking) green light and
a flickering blue glow that appears under the craft."
- 2.) "Mr. Johnson has stated when interviewed, "this
is not a vehicle of known origin. Its behavior, its ability to hover as
it does, its soundless in that it is strictly visual, all make for something
that is not natural by our standards of known air vehicles.""
- 3.) "No one has seen the vehicles appear or have
noted when they leave. They are just there when they are noticed and after
several hours they are gone."
- 4.) "They too have been unsuccessful in that the
bogeys seem to 'phase' away into nothing when any of the nine F-16s that
have been deployed have come close to them."
- Three primary color light emanations are clearly evident
(Red, Blue & Green). These same three colors are used in all image
reproduction equipment such as TV's, digital movie projectors and very
high tech holographic projectors. To the eye a modulated light beam would
appear to flicker, not strobe or flash but described precisely and accurately
- It's very curious to note that this craft (image?) never
appeared to move, ever! Not vertically or laterally, it simply appeared
or disappeared (phased?) like the activation or deactivation of a projector?
Absolutely no noise came from this supposed craft, described as "strictly
visual"! Then when approached this image simply "phases away".
- All these statements would tend to make one think that
nothing physical was actually there in Montana, just light! It is common
knowledge that government contractors developing, God knows what, requires
proper testing to certify operability of their equipment for sale to our
Government. I believe that a new ultra high tech holographic projector
was being operationally demonstrated and a UFO image was used as cover.
- What precisely is being manufactured at this company?
You know, the one that wishes to not be named.
- Thank you again, William MacIntosh