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Occurred : 10/12/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 10/12/02 19:30)
Reported: 10/12/2002 8:28:01 PM 20:28
Posted: 10/15/2002
Location: Rose Lake, ID
Shape: Light
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects
Strange sphere above north Idaho.

As we were traveling east on I-90 we observed a bright sphere that was not moving. We pulled over on exit 34 to get a better look and realized that the sphere had split or there were actually two together. One went west and the other went east, then began to zig zag as it turned east by south-east. After that it quickly faded from view, but not apparently from traveling too far away. Since we were right next to an interstate, we didn't hear any sounds from it.

((NUFORC Note: The object the witnesses observed was not the ISS, which passed overhead at 19:08 and 20:44 hrs. on this date. Please see data at the following URL:

http://www.heavens-above.com/passsummary.asp?lat=47.539&lng=-116.471&alt=664&loc=Rose+Lake&TZ=PST&satid=25544&Date=37534.7916666667&Mag=

PD))

((FOLLOW-UP COMMUNICATION))

I'm quite sure of the time, since I had just looked at my stereo. I didn't mention in the report that after the sphere separated or split, my wife and I continued to watch the one going south by south-west, and we didn't really keep track of the other moving west. My son, who is ten and daughters 7, and
5 watched the other one moving west, as they could see it out the rear window of our car, as it continued moving west until it faded.

Hope this helps. I also hope others saw the same thing and report it too!

Thanks! ((name deleted))

((END FOLLOW-UP))