A Hungry Horse, MT, witness reported an early morning encounter with a disc-shaped UFO that hovered about 1,000 feet overhead that appeared to be observing a new dam being built, according to March 28, 2014, testimony in Case 55007 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The young witness and his "grade school buddy" were sleeping in a camper where a blanket covered one side the morning of May 7, 1951.
"We woke up early in the morning and moved the blanket to look out," the witness stated. "When we opened the blanket we noticed an object coming from the north near Glacier National Park, MT. At first we thought it might be an airplane which would be extremely rare. As kids of the age of 11 or 12 we were very interested in building model airplanes so wanted we keep watching. It wasn't moving very fast."
The object then moved very close by.
"When we got a closer look of the object it was disk -shaped, dull gray luster, and a slight dome in the top. It was not any kind of airplane etc. of that time in the early 1950s. We then became excited and wanted a better look at the object so ran into the house and retrieved a set of 750 size field glasses which are very powerful."
They watched the object through the binoculars.
"The object hovered approximately 1,000 feet above the city of Hungry Horse, MT, where at the time the Hungry Horse Damn was just being completed. It hovered for several minutes and then very slowly began moving to our right approximately one-half mile, then stopped and hovered again. I got the idea that it might be observing Hungry Horse Dam."
The object began to move again.
"After hovering for a few minutes again it began ascending in a left arc at an extremely high rate of speed into the cloud cover."
No one believed the children's story.
"Of course nobody believed us but we found this sighting to be exciting and since I'm 72 now I think it is time to pass this story on to MUFON."
No images were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on March 28, 2014. Hungry Horse is a town in in Flathead County, MT, population 934. Montana has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Montana had one UFO report in February 2014 - the 45th highest reporting state - while California had 59 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page. The above quotes were edited for clarity. If Montana MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will post an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.