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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/5/2022 00:30 (Entered as : 08/05/2022 12:30 AM)
Reported: 8/5/2022 6:18:03 PM 18:18
Posted: 9/9/2022
Location: Pocatello, ID
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 1-2 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object made a sound
Bright green sphere seen before flying into clouds.

I was in my backyard looking around at night in the NW direction when I herd a really weird boom (I assume a sonic boom since I've never herd one in person before). The boom felt like it came from the other side of my fence where the sidewalk should be, but the sound itself felt like thunder originating from somewhere far away and from a single point. I looked in the direction of the boom (either W or WSW in direction) to suddenly see an incredibly bright neon green light appear up in the sky and a little to the right of where I felt the boom originate. I looked at the object and it seemed to be a bright neon green sphere (perfectly spherical as far as I could tell) that also looked to be whiteish-green in the center (like the sun, being more red looking on the outside and whiter near the center due to difference in light intensity towards our direction). The object also had a neon green, near spherical, aura I assume is from the intensity of the light illuminating the humidity in the night air (as it had rained that day and the humidity was sticking around). The object was flying to the right and entered what looked like a tunnel of some sort going into some clouds I didn't see until the object lit up. The edges of the "tunnel" had fingers of clouds coming out of them that looked like typical fractus clouds, but the edges of this "tunnel" were fuzzy and undefined. After flying about 8-10x the spheres diameter into the "tunnel" (as that's my only reference for dimensions), the sphere dimmed really fast like someone slammed the light dimmer switch for a house light until everything disappeared, including the tunnel and assoiated clouds. The light was on for a total of a second or maybe a little longer. Afterwards, I realized that the boom could have been from the light. I looked carefully at where I saw the light and couldn't see any form of cloud or smoke trail. Granted it was still nighttime and most likely beyond the light pollution of the city. If I had to guess I would say the sphere's location was somewhere around the waste field of JR Simplot's Don plant around 7 or so miles west of where I was at. Thinking back I can't remember clearly if I saw the sphere traveling horizontally, or if it was moving slightly upwards. It was not falling, though. The pictures included are of the view I had, and I have circled the location in the sky I saw the sphere.