Deadwood, South Dakota - Weird aircraft(s) reported to 911. I know because I was the one that reported them. About 9:45pm on September 14th I stepped outside my home to get some fresh air and could hear what sounded like 4 or 5 B1's flying overhead.

Not overly freaking out, because we live close to Ellsworth AFB home of the B-1 Bomber wing and hearing a B1s fly over every once in awhile... but several at the same time? No... We're not going to war are we? Then I looked off into the near distance (approx. 5 miles) and could see the strangest formation of lights flying straight north. Normally B1's don't fly information, as far as I know.

I just stared in amazement, not being a little green men fanatic, trying to figure out what I was looking at. This was more than a group of plains it appeared to be as large as a small town. Being a US Army Veteran, it certainly wasn't something I could recognize or didn't sound like a B1 either. Hmmm! I went and asked my son if he heard the strange plane and he said he did. I told him... I saw a U.F.O. Unidentified Flying Object. Then I went back to watching TV.. With in a matter of a few minutes like "10 -15" the noise returned.

I didn't think much about it at first except, I thought I better go see what is going on. I stepped back out my front porch and once again I see the same lights but in a different configuration. This time flying vertical. Flying extremely slow and closer in the exact opposite direction. I couldn't believe my eyes. The lights weren't flashing like plane lights, they where more of a bright strobe light. Now I was freaking out. This time I ran to get my video camera. No film loaded, I ran back outside to see it they where still there. 'Gone! This time I called 911 to report this strange night time flight. The Spearfish dispatch forwarded my call to the Deadwood dispatch. The officer in charge said he could tell I was concerned, he actually said he could hear the "Fear" in my voice. He said that one of the officers reported Black Hawk helicopters flying earlier in the afternoon. I told him that I helped develop the Black Hawk helicopters back in the late 70s when I was in the service and this wasn't Black Hawks... but could have been I guess. Anyway it was strange. So strange I went back to my computer to try and duplicate what I saw. This is what it looked like on the first flight.

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