|Occurred : 2/26/1999 19:30 (Entered as : 02/26/99 19:30)
Reported: 3/3/1999 03:59
Location: I-84 (near ID/UT border), ID
|A bright light in the night sky above I-84 near Idaho Utah border.
Friends and I were driving to Salt Lake for the weekend. We were on I-84 near the Idaho Utah border maybe further into Utah, I'm not exactly sure. I was looking up at the stars from the back seat when I spotted a brighter star. I stared at it realized it was moving parallel to the freeway probably a mile or two away, it wasn't low to the ground probably about as high as a plane. At first I thought it was a satellite so I informed my friends who began to observe it as well. We quickly concluded it was moving to fast, was too bright, was way to low, and as its path started to change from a straight line to an arc we didn't know what to make of it. We observed it for another 15-20 seconds before it went above the clouds. Just as it dissapeared we saw a plane moving very fast from the opposite direction. It was on a direct path to possibly intersect the bright light some distance ahead but it too went above the clouds. Their paths would have made an 'X' in the sky. We saw nothing after that, the cloud cover obscured the sky for the next half hour or so. I probably would have dismissed the incident but the fact that a plane was in the area too makes it weird. Whoever was flying that plane might have seen it too.