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UFO. United States

ID #1675421853
Added Fri, 03/02/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
01.02.2023 15:00
Лорел, MT
United States

A man was filming the moon, and then there was this white sphere to the left of it. The US government calls it a Chinese spy balloon.

An eyewitness claims:

I had a chance to fool around with the onboard radar around 15:00 on February 1 and I noticed an interesting flight diagram of a KC-10 of the US Air Force about 50 miles south of where we saw the object (see screenshot). 

An hour later, I saw chatter on local social media pages about an "object" in the sky and went outside to look. I was shocked by what I saw. The bright white ball was about 1/4 the size of the moon and just as bright. He was motionless and was a perfect sphere. From time to time, he hid behind a light cloud cover and stayed in the same place for at least two hours. 

My low-power binoculars did not reveal any distinguishing features. Eventually I lost sight of him in the clouds and/or he disappeared as dusk turned to evening. 

Interestingly, our local airport (BIL) unexpectedly landed/redirected all flights for about 1 hour. 5 hours during this time period with a very limited explanation. I do not know what kind of object it is, but it was unlike anything I have ever seen, and I am 100% sure that it was not a comet, a rocket launch, a drone or a weather balloon.

Original news

Date of sighting: Feb 1, 2023

Location of sighting: Laurel, Montana, USA

Source: MUFON

Guys this is awesome. A person filmed the moon and then to the far left of it was this white sphere. Now the US gov is calling this a Chinese spy balloon and refuses to shoot it down for unknown reasons, and they say its over 4 miles up. If its really that high, then this orb is over 30 meters across! Because the video shows is big, really big compared to the moon. I think the US gov is lying again and trying to blame China, but this looks like its alien tech to me. Remember the three orbs seen close up near the bay of the Shuttle Atlantis, recorded by an external shuttle camera? They look exactly the same! This is a UFO. Thats why they don't shoot it down, they don't want to attack an alien species, especially one that could wipe out the entire planet overnight. 

Scott C. Waring - Taiwan 

Eyewitness states: I happened to be fooling around on Flight Radar around 3 pm on 2/1 and noticed an interesting flight pattern by a USAF KC-10 about 50 miles south of where we saw the object (See screenshot). An hour later, I saw some chatter on local social media pages about "an object" in the sky and went outside to look. I was shocked by what I saw. The bright white orb appeared to be about 1/4 the size of the moon and just as bright. It was stationary and was a perfect sphere. It was behind some light cloud cover at times, and it appeared to remain in the same spot for at least two hours. My low-power binoculars didn't reveal any distinguishing features. I finally lost sight of it in the clouds and/or it disappeared as dusk settled into evening. Interestingly, our local airport (BIL) unexpectedly grounded/re-routed all flights for about 1.5 hours during this time period, with very limited explanation given. I don't know what the object is/was but it was like nothing I've ever seen and I'm 100% certain it was not a comet, rocket launch, drone, or weather balloon.



List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence

Balloon/Weather Balloon

The balloon (simplified is a balloon) — an aircraft lighter than air, where the lift force is used enclosed in a sheath gas (or heated air) with a density less than the density of the surrounding air.

Distinguish between tethered, Svobodnaya and balloons — powered airships.

Balloons and balls

Balloon — aircraft (balloon), which is used for the flight gas, which is lighter than air.

Balloons - different sizes and shapes size toy, often made of latex. Is inflated with air or other gas. If the gas is lighter than air, the ball gains the ability to fly. The photo looks like a small dot. The colors and the opacity depends on the texture and color of the ball.


Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

Externally, the object looks like a round white balloon or a weather balloon.

News: In the US, they announced a strange balloon over the country

The US military has been tracking a suspected Chinese reconnaissance balloon over the north of the United States for several days. The corresponding statement was made by Pentagon Press Secretary Patrick Ryder.

"The American government has discovered and is tracking a high–altitude observation probe that is right now over the continental United States," RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Ryder noted that the authorities have already taken emergency measures to protect classified information immediately after the discovery of the probe.


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