NUFORC Sighting 113286

Occurred: 2014-09-04 21:10 Local
Reported: 2014-09-05 14:21 Pacific
Duration: 20 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Nampa, ID, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object, Emitted other objects

Sequential lights seen over Caldwell/Nampa Idaho

I observed what I thought was a plane spraying a field at night, while I was driving towards Caldwell, ID, last night.

There was an indistinct shape faintly outlined against the night sky, which I took to be a plane, that had a steady golden light on either end, where the wing tips would be. As I watched, the lights faded out completely and the object was no longer visible against the sky. It had appeared to be approaching me over the slight dips and swells of the landscape in that area. The area is devoid of trees, mountains or hills, and there are no large buildings to obstsruct the view. It struck me as odd so I began to scan the sky as well as I could and continue driving. About a minute later, I saw a golden light ahead of me, more towards the Nampa area now, which was the direction I was headed. I thought that if it were the same object it must've been moving fairly rapidly, or the light may've just not been as bright, making me think it was further away than it was. The night was completely clear with a little over a 1/4 moon, which if it was considered to be at a 12 o'clock position,! the light I was now seeing would have been about 7 o'clock. This light also dimmed until it faded from view. I was now intensely interested in what might be flying overhead. Two minutes later, I saw the light again, but this time it had either split into two objects or had been joined by another, since I could see what appeared to be two separate sets of lights. The lights now appeared quite a bit closer to me than before, much as the first ones had-and I'd estimate that to have not been over a half mile from me. There was one fairly bright golden light (I would say that it was nearly as bright as a very bright star, but not as bright as Venus appears)that remained steady, but the second object had, first one light, then as it dimmed and went out, a second one lit, and as IT dimmed and went out, a third one lit, and then it dimmed and went out, as did the single light. The 3 lights that lit and dimmed in sequence were almost verticle from my point of view, and the sequence! of lighting and dimming began at the top and ended at the bot! tom. Thi s was like nothing I'd ever seen before. Traffic was fairly heavy on I-84 so I feel someone else must've witnessed the same thing as I.

Posted 2014-09-10

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