A Boise, ID, witness is considering the “supersonic, silent aircraft with multiple lights” seen earlier this month may have been some top secret military craft, according to November 29, 2012, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
With mostly clear sky conditions about 11 p.m. on November 5, 2012, the witness was outside walking when a nearby helicopter was noticed.
“It was at this point an object emerged from the eastern horizon, flying east to west at over supersonic speeds,” the witness stated. “It flew maybe 800-plus feet above the chopper, although not directly above, likely on its flank a bit as it was hard to tell from my angle. It made no sound at all and gave no heat or other effects and crossed the entire sky in about two and-a-half seconds.”
The witness described the object’s lights.
“It had one indescribably bright light on the center of the object that flashed at regular intervals. The light had only a few chances to flash due to the object’s speed. The light was so bright, so intensely white, that you could see every color of the rainbow streaming within the light. There were perhaps other, dimmer, white lights that stayed on constantly and placed around the craft.”
The witness described the body of the craft.
“The main body of the craft was very hard to distinguish in the darkness, but the lights on its own body gave some ambient illumination to itself. I could barely make out the gray outline of a bizarre, somewhat triangle-shaped craft. When the light would flash, it would be blocked out by the intensity. When it was off briefly, there was still light emerging from the craft, although not as bright. The lights on the object far outshone that of the helicopters, even the moon. The light was distinctly unfamiliar.”
The witness estimated the object’ size and altitude.
“I give an estimate of 900-plus feet for the elevation of the craft, and perhaps about the size of a good boat, quite a bit larger than a fighter jet.”
The witness is sure that what was seen was not something natural.
“This was not a known aircraft, to be certain. It demonstrated distinctly inhuman traits. If it was human, I conjecture top secret military craft. It should be noted that this was certainly a craft, and not a natural phenomenon.”
No images or videos were included with the MUFON report, which was filed on November 29, 2012. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Boise is the capital and most populated city in Idaho, population 205,671.
Idaho is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Idaho had 2 reports in October 2012 – the 41st highest reporting state while California had 69 reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
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The following is the unedited report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Idaho MUFON State Director James Baker investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
November 5, 2012, 11:30 p.m., Boise, ID – Supersonic, silent aircraft with multiple lights, and one extremely bright white flashing light. Case 44230.
11:00pm (approx) sky conditions: night, mostly clear, little ambient brightness, dim moon PRE-SIGHTING I was walking towards a house, about to knock on the door to enter when a helicopter began to amble by, a few hundred feet off the ground parallel to me, maybe half a mile away. the fact that it sounded heavy and had distinct lighting gave me the impression that it was a military helicopter, so i studied it as i knocked on the door. it was flying West to East.
it was at this point an object emerged from the eastern horizon, flying east to west at over supersonic speeds. it flew maybe 800+ feet above (although not directly above, likely on its flank a bit as it was hard to tell from my angle) the chopper. it made no sound at all and gave no heat or other effects and crossed the entire sky in about 2 and a half seconds.
It had one indescribably bright light on the center of the object, that flashed at regular intervals. the light had only a few chances to flash due to the objects speed. the light was so bright, so intensely white that you could see every color of the rainbow streaming within the light. there were perhaps other, dimmer white lights that stayed on constantly, placed around the craft.
The main body of the craft was very hard to distinguish in the darkness, but the lights on its own body gave some ambient illumination to itself. i could barely make out the greyed outline of a bizarre, somewhat triangle shaped craft. when the light would flash, it would be blocked out by the intensity. when it was off briefly, there was still light emerging from the craft, although not as bright. the lights on the object far outshone that of the helicopters, even the moon. the light was distinctly unfamiliar.
Because of the sudden nature of the event, i did not really try to make sure i would remember the details of the craft itself, as i was still what i would describe as calmly-lobotomized, staring like an idiot into the sky away from their house as someone opened the door.
I believe there is a possibility that the chopper pilots may have also seen the craft, although given its speed and silent nature there is a chance they only saw a white flash in the corner of the eyes. Choppers seemed to remain in the sky for the rest of the night as i saw one driving a few hours later and also heard another when i got home.
I give an estimate of 900+ feet for the elevation of the craft, and perhaps about the size of a good boat, quit a bit larger than a fighter jet.
I have seen F-16s, F-15s, F-22s, F-18s, MiGs, at night, at day, flying high, low, supersonic, really slow, you name it. I have looked down the barrel an A-10 Warthogs Gatling gun. I have seen b-2 spirits, Stealth fighters, both parked and flying in close detail(although men guarded the F117 nighthawk) i have been in a V-22 Osprey helicopter, hueys, Apaches, UH-60 Blackhawk, freaking chinooks. I have been on countless commercial aircraft of all make and size my whole life.
This was NOT a known aircraft, to be certain. it demonstrated distinctly inhuman traits. if it was human, i conjecture top secret military craft.
It should be noted that this was certainly a craft, and not a natural phenomenon.
It was NOT a meteor or balloon of any type. It was not ball lightning. it was not an aurora,a moon halo, it was not swamp gas, sun dogs, it was not a lenticular cloud, or any other type of electromagnetic/plasma phenomenon. it was not gary busey eyeing the world dangerously as he travels in his home-made craft powered out of fear and childrens screams. it was not santa, it was not a satellite, it was not a missile test. as someone who is extensively familiar with both military/civilian aircraft and astronomical phenomenon, all i can say with absolute assurance is this was an unidentified, constructed object exhibiting inhuman traits flying in proximity to aircraft with zero explanation and no other way of seeing it was there (radar?) other than eyesight.