From greatfallstribune.com –
Remember a few weeks ago when we mentioned the upcoming anniversary of a missile malfunction near Roy?
And how former Malmstrom Air Force Base missileer Robert Salas believes it was caused by a UFO, even though he didn’t actually see the strange object?
Well, it turns out Robert isn’t the only one with a story to tell about UFOs in these parts.
We talked with a Roy rancher and a Fairfield farmer this week about what they say were out-of-this-world experiences. And they’re both eyewitnesses.
So call today’s Mansch on Montana piece a UFO redux …
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SOME 10 YEARS AGO, Curt Moseman and his family saw something right back of the house. He couldn’t explain it.
“We were a hundred feet from it,” Curt says.
He lives about a mile west of a missile silo near Roy, the same one where the malfunction happened involving Robert Salas in March 1967.
“About six miles west of Roy on the crick here is where we live,” Curt says.
It was March 7 of 2007, a dark moonless night. Curt’s 20-year-old son went out at about 10 p.m. to check on the herd of cows.
“He was watching a calf be born,” Curt says. “And he had a flashlight, turning it on and off. And all of a sudden this thing on the hill started flashing lights back at him.”
“This thing came toward him and it was a few hundred feet in the air,” Curt says. “So he came to the house scared as hell. And he was just a shakin’.”
Curt wasn’t too sympathetic at first.
“I said, ‘Oh we’ve been calving for three weeks now and you’re probably tired. Just go to bed,’” Curt told his son.
Curt’s wife got all over him for that.
“She says, ‘Get out there. There might be something there,’ I was in my underwear but I said OK. And I wish I’d of taken my camera or my (doggone) iPad. Because that thing takes pictures.”
WHAT CURT SAW was worth photographing.
“All of a sudden, this thing was 90 to 100 feet away from us and it lit up,” Curt says. “There were seven lights, all eight foot in diameter. Poof, poof, poof. … All seven lights came on. It was probably 90 feet wide, 20 feet high. It didn’t give off no light on the outside of whatever it was. All the light was inside.”
Curt and his son were stunned in the pickup. The object, he says, was not moving.
“It was sitting on the ground, 100 feet from the road,” Curt says. “All the big lights came on, all seven of them, and when they all came on, this thing started going straight up. Real slow. It went up 10 or 20 feet and went across my hayfield. We started chasing it with the pickup, but all of a sudden it took off and got ahead of us and we lost track of it.” [….]