Occurred: 1957-08-01 12:00:00 Local
Location: Arco, ID, USA
Shape: Disk
Duration: THREE MIN.
No of observers: 0
Reported: 2010-02-23 11:17:34 Pacific
Posted: 2010-04-13 00:00:00

A surveying crew of five disturbed a landed craft that lifted up during mid day and then flew away after observing us.

Working as a survey crew of five for a power Co. we were surveying for a transmission line across Idaho going from west to east. While in the central part we had moved ahead to make a new setting.

We had just parked our vehicle and was setting up our transit and surveying equipment and some one said, there goes a jet. We looked to the North and an object was raising up from the lava beds. It was round and shiny on top. It was not more than around one quarter mile away and maybe 300 to 400 feet high. We had just eaten our lunch, so it was mid day. A very clear and sunny day. It was a FLYING SAUCER, plain and clear. We had apparently disturbed a landed craft.

We watched it with our survey equipment as it just hovered there . It rocked back and forth while there, apparently observing us. It was very saucer shaped and never made a sound.

After about two or three minutes, it turned away from us to the north and up. In about three seconds it was out! of sight, very fast. We were about straight south across the lava beds from Arco Idaho, zip 83213.

The time was mid summer and 1957-58. There are myself and maybe two others still alive.

It was not reported at the time because we were on schedule to finish the line survey for a construction crew. We sure wished we had a had a camera. It was real.

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