Location of Sighting: French Creek Road, Montana
Date of Sighting: April 29, 2014
Description: A retired pilot who is a treasure hunter was looking at a Google Earth image of an old magnesium mine that he has frequented over the years. He wanted to check snow conditions. He wasn’t aware that Google Earth images are only periodically updated and do not represent live images. The pilot called me and told me about a strange object that showed up in the photo. (See above Google Earth image.) The object was not there in his last visit in the fall of 2015. He has never seen the object before and said that it does not belong there. The Google Earth image was taken on April 29, 2014.
The object looks strange and I don’t have an explanation. The area is very remote and difficult to access. There were several feet of snow on the ground at the time that the image was taken. The area is around 8,000 feet in elevation and would be difficult to access even by snowmobile given the above conditions. The area is in high terrain about 20 miles northwest of Dillon, Montana. (See above map.) There is no way that the object would be a drone or could have been hauled into the area at that time of year. There is no snow on top of the object indicating that either it is airborne or hasn’t been in the area very long.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.