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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/2/2019 03:40 (Entered as : 08/02/2019 3:40)
Reported: 8/3/2019 1:58:51 AM 01:58
Posted: 8/23/2019
Location: Boise, ID
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 30 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
I saw a “fireball” brightening and dimming above the Boise foothills followed, by a shooting star above it in the sky

Around 3:40am I was standing on my porch and out of the corner of my eye I saw a flash of orange light over the tree line coinciding with the Boise foothills. For a moment I though it was a lighthouse just by how bright it was, obviously that’s impossible, it just gives you an idea of how forcefully bright this light was. It resembled a ball of bright fire in one stationary place. When I finally realized how strange it was and ruled out any other type of craft or car headlights, I kept staring and saw a very bright fire-like object light up after about 10 seconds of staring, it occured in the same place over what would be the Boise foothills. It looked exactly like a flame except that it became very bright then dimmed until it disappeared. Between its appearance and its disappearance during the sighting that I directly saw, I’d say it appeared for probably 3-4 seconds before dimming and completely disappearing. The strange thing is (as if that wasn’t strange! enough) a shooting star occured directly after it burned out. Both flashes were in the exact same spot and the shooting star was significantly higher in the sky. The best way to explain it would be a circular or oblong, controlled orange/yellow/red fire in the sky. Extremely bright.