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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/16/2010 19:30 (Entered as : 01/16/10 19:30)
Reported: 1/16/2010 10:31:11 PM 22:31
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Boise, ID
Shape: Changing
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, The object emitted beams, There were electrical or magnetic effects
Red Light Above Boise Descends at Tremendous Speed, Stops to Hover, Emits Radiation - All filmed by Observer 01/16/2010

Brief Summary: At approximately 1915 hours MST, I was watching one of my security cameras and noticed an odd flash of red light illuminating my yard. This peaked my interest and I went outside to check, but saw nothing. I returned inside and a few minutes later, the infrared cameras picked it up again. I then inspected the perimeter of the building and searched up and down the adjacent streets; it was then that I noticed a bright red object to the NorthWest of my location. It was above the cloud deck and was not a planet. Note that Mars was on the Solar Planar and visible to the East and other planets were obscured by cloud coverage. I hopped in my truck and felt compelled to investigate this object. As I headed around my block and onto Hill Rd. I continued to keep an eye on the object, which was descending and/or getting brighter. Having seen MANY objects similar to this one over the past 9 months, I was very calm and prepared for almost anything. But this was different. I traveled no further than 8 blocks and traveled up a dead end street to the north. All lights in the neighborhood dimmed, my truck lost power, and I was mesmerized as this Red Light became a shape. It descended even closer to me and literally came to within 100 Meters from my vehicle. I pulled out my cell phone and began filming it. The video details far more than what I saw... I saw a Red Craft maneuver from at least 15K feet altitude to 100 meters in front of me in 3-5 seconds! I found myself face to face with something that looked like it had retro-rockets on it, and then an EXTREMELY bright light that it shined into my face, causing nausea, mild confusion and a severe headache. I've seen at least 100 unexplained objects in my life, but based upon my background, training and desire to not jump to conclusions, I've never reported one before. This one is different. It sent a message. I feel ill right now and have what appear to be radiation burns on my fingers and symptoms of radiation sickness. The video when viewed frame by frame, along with my narration, details a few seconds when the craft seemed to generate a "plasma-like Orb" and then swirled it around and shot a beam at me. Close analysis by my Dad and I found at the same moment, the glass of my vehicle warped, and I stopped talking, lost my bearing and then regained focus again. It wasn't so much that the object seemed malevolent, but rather that it was aware of my presence and allowing me to film it, yet at the same time, it felt like it was telling me to leave.

OBSERVER BACKGROUND: Observer is a 41 year old College Educated Computer Engineer with 16 years experience, as well as P.O.S.T. Training (Law Enforcement background) and a private pilot. He (I) am a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and have worked alongside both Federal and Local Law Enforcement as recently as December 2009. Observer has also had various assignments as a civilian working with DOD contracts.

((NUFORC Note: We have received still photos of an indistinct smear of light, but we cannot identify the object, and we cannot certify that it is of a genuine UFO. We have not received the video footage, which the witness alludes to in the statement above. PD))