|Occurred : 7/8/2005 00:05 (Entered as : 07/08/2005 0:05)
Reported: 7/9/2005 2:08:56 PM 14:08
Location: Meridian, ID
|I was approached by a strang flying light driving home in july.
I was driving home to Meridian, Idaho, with my aunt and her grand kids. I had left Fruitland, Idaho, late on the 7th of July. The distance is about 45 miles one way. I’m not sure exactly what time we left but it was getting close to midnight. I took the Franklin exit off of Interstate 84 by mistake. So I just headed north till I hit cherry lane road. It’s a back road which heads straight into meridian. There was no other traffic that night on that road and all we could see was a lot of open fields. Most of the fields on that road were not in use.
From out of nowhere a strange light approached the side of the car at ground level and then flew right over us. It hardly made any sound at all. I could see 4 bright white lights that were round in shape. It felt like I was being watched for a split second. After it flew over the car it dove down into the field next to us and its lights went out. I saw that it didn’t look anything like a plane. It looked more like a long wing or saucer shaped. I saw one light come on after the bright ones went out. It was a small blinking blue light. After it had swooped down in the field I saw it whip around and jump back up in to the sky. I felt lucky this thing didn’t crash into us and I just kept driving. I looked back in my rear view mirror at it and it was just hovering above the trees.
((NUFORC Note: We have spoken with this witness on several occasions, and we believe him to be quite credible. Please see photograph of the wound that he found on his foot on the morning of the incident. Also, please see the report from the other adult witness. PD))
((NUFORC Note: We now believe that the two witnesses may have observed a turbo-prop spray plane. We would like to express our special gratitude to Mr. Michael W. Hall, attorney at law, Edmonds, Washington, for his taking the time to travel to the site of the event, in order to investigate the issue. Mr. Hall travelled to the site from the Seattle area, and both witnessed, and tape recorded the sound from, a turbine-powered aerial application aircraft. Based on Mr. Hall's work, we now believe that the witnesses might have been brightly illuminated by the landing light of such an aircraft, after which it flew directly over their vehicle, as they drove along the highway. PD))