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Occurred : 1/22/2010 04:40 (Entered as : 01/22/10 4:40)
Reported: 1/22/2010 5:44:59 AM 05:44
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Boise, ID
Shape: Changing
Duration:20-25 seconds
33' Wide White Object seen over Boise, ID, emitting Screeching/Shrill Noise (01/22/10)

Observer is an Engineer, private pilot and trained Peace Officer (P.O.S.T. trained in California, but not currently a commissioned officer). He is 41 years of age, of sound mind and does not take any medication that would cause delusions, hallucinations or any other psychological side-effects. Observer does not take drugs or drink alcohol. He has worked as an Intelligence Analyst (while running a private consulting company) and has held at least one security clearance with the DOD. He attempts to disseminate facts with regard to everything that is encountered in life rather than jump to conclusions. Scientific methods are used as well as advanced electronic equipment for investigating unexplained phenomenon. Finally, it is important to note that he has been witness to at least 120 unexplained events involving lights/craft/flashes/electromagnetic disturbances/etc but has only recently felt comfortable coming forward to reveal such matters. Subject feels as if! they are attracted to him.

Witness is a 31 year old female and has worked for the State of Idaho for 9 years up until 2009. She is currently unemployed however. She is of sound mind and on no medications. She does not take drugs nor is she prescribed medications that would cause delusions, hallucinations or any other side-effects. She does drink alcohol but no alcohol was in her system for at least 24 hours prior to event.

Note: The rest of this report will be "penned" in the first-person context by the Observer.

Event: I was getting ready to finally get some sleep after a long week of work, and admittedly, was extremely tired. The hour was very late, but I am actually very accustomed to not getting much sleep. As I was getting ready for bed, I heard what I would describe as a screeching/crackling sound that sounded almost like an animal, though I can't figure out what type. I went outside my front door to my yard, which is 30 meters from the street and extremely dark. No lights were on in the front portion of the house so there was a very clear view of the sky. The witness exited a few seconds behind me and we both heard the noise again and noticed at approximately 75 degrees E from our location / 20 degrees above the horizon, a dull-white craft circling around the North End of Boise. It was just below the cloud deck which was estimated to be approximately 1800 feet above the ground. It emitted noise a third time and circled around in a somewhat erratic manner. I reached for an extr! emely bright flashlight (StreamLight STRION LED), which is basically about as bright as the high beams of a car... I shined it towards the craft. There was no reflection. However, it did produce the following reactions and data.

1) Craft stopped suddenly and started heading towards us 2) Craft changed shape and luminosity became greater 3) There was a noticeable crackle sound in the atmosphere (similar to lightning in the distance; note that there was no precipitation nor any Stratocumulus clouds or similar type clouds to produce lightning--nor were the weather conditions such to generate lightning) 4) Craft appeared to be approximately 1000 feet away (based on known distance that flashlight can illuminate and known distance of background objects) 5) Craft was estimated to be about 8-10 meters in diameter Craft circled for the first 15-18 seconds, then stopped, changed shape and headed towards us, became much brighter, then headed North at an estimated 300-400 mph before disappearing above the clouds.

Although there is Boise Airport and Gowen Field, there were no aircraft flying. I have an application (FlightTracker Pro) that tracks flights (including some military aircraft without N-numbers). There was 100% cloud coverage so it was not a planet, star, or satellite. Also note that I track the ISS with 'ISSLite', and satellites with TLE Files on 'Satellite Tracker' I do not know what this object was, but it was the latest in a flurry of objects that I've witnessed above Boise in the past year. It's become one of my hobbies! And it yielded a video that I submitted to Mr. Davenport on Jan 16th. Please come forward if you have any sightings in Boise as I personally can attest to at least 30 that in my opinion, were not aircraft, atmospheric effects, other manmade craft/materials, or near or far space base objects (stars/planets/etc). I have also seen a dramatic increase of meteorites and fireballs over this same period even during periods that aren't charted as annual meteor showers.