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‘Idaho Sightings’

1947: Disc Zooms Down Snake River Canyon, Idaho

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 13, 1947 (BBU) Sighting Time: 1 Day/Night: Night Location: Snake River Canyon, Idaho Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s): Size of Object(s): 20 feet in diameter Distance to Object(s): 300 feet Shape of Object(s): Oval Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Battelle Unknown No. 9 Summary: A farmer and his two sons, were at his fishing camp on August 13, 1947. He noticed an object some 300 feet away, 75 feet above the ground. It was edge hopping, following the contour of the ground, was sky blue, about 20 feet in diameter and 10 feet thick, and had pods on the side from which flames were shooting out.… Read More

1947: United Airlines Flight 105 pilots witness disc-shaped objects

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 4, 1947     (BBU #34) Sighting Time: 9:12 p.m Day/Night:  Location:  Emmett, Idaho Urban or Rural: -in Air Hynek Classification: DD Duration: 10-12 minutes No. of Object(s):  two separate formations of wingless discs Size of Object(s): were appreciably larger than ordinary aircraft Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc – “flat on the bottom, rounded on top” Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: James McDonald, Statement to US Congressional Hearings/UFO Symposium, 1968 Summary/Description: On the evening of July 4th at Boise, Idaho, Captain Smith was walking up the ramp to board his plane, flight 105, for a trip to Seattle when someone mentioned the massive wave of saucers taking place all day over the… Read More

1952: Lost River Sinks, Idaho

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: Fall 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: night Location: Lost River Sinks Idaho Urban or Rural: Rural Entity Type: Humanoid Entity Description: person with long blond hair dressed in a white uniform Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc-shaped Color of Object(s): metallic, multi-colored light Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features/Characteristics: Landing Source: Jerome Clark, Fate April 1971 Summary/Description: Paul Solem reported seeing a mysterious multi-colored light over his ranch. He followed it for three miles until it landed in the Lost River Sinks. As it settled to the ground, the lights dimmed and Solem… Read More

1965: Idaho ‘Mining UFOs’

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: 1965? Sighting Time: Day/Night: Day Location: Spring Creek Ridge, Idaho Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s): Multiple Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: APRO Bulletin, Vol. 22 No. 2 (Sept/Oct 1973) Summary: Two men were camped on a bluff overlooking a valley. When they awoke in the early morning they noticed a shiny spot on the ore dump of a Spring Creek Mine across the valley. Using the scopes affixed to their rifles, they observed the “shiny object” which actually was one of four which were hovering over the ore dump. Protruding from the top of the… Read More

1967: Circular object with dome and two ‘figures’

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 8, 1967 Sighting Time: 7:40 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE3 Duration: three minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): “about as big as a car.” Distance to Object(s): 100 yards Shape of Object(s): circular Color of Object(s): white Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: C Reed Ricks NICAP Summary/Description: The object was circular in shape, “about as big as a car.” She was able to see that it had a domed top. In the dome, which was transparent, she could make out the indistinct outlines of two figures. At its closest, the object was no more than 100 yards away, and from 50 to… Read More

2000: Triangle sited in Idaho

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: September 27, 2000 Location: Challis, Idaho Hynek Classification: CE-I (Close Encounter I) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness (i.e. within 500’) Duration: 45-60sec Shape of Object(s): Triangle Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Original NUFORC report: Source Summary: Immense, triangular shaped object hovering motionless and silently, witnessed by four hunters camping in Idaho. The triangle was estimated to be at least the size of a football field, several hundred feet on all sides. The object then moved away silently, and was seen to have a white light at each of its corners and a red strobing light from the middle. Full Report The following recent UFO case comes from Skywatch International, and… Read More

2006 Bonners Ferry, Idaho Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August, 26, 2006 Sighting Time: 11:OOpm to 8:00am Day/Night: Nighttime Location: Bonners Ferry, Idaho Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 10 hrs No. of Object(s):  9 Size of Object(s): orbs = 30 by 15, ship way bigger than that the lengh and width of the ship was like that of 2 good year blimps put together Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): bright glowing round orbs 4 red in color that shapeshifted when they lit up into a flat looking elongated shape and 4 green round glowing ufos circular in shape both types seemed to move and do what we asked them to do like they… Read More

1967: Three-1/2 Foot Tall Creature Floats to Ground IN Ririe, Idaho

Guy Tossie and Will Begay, two Indian youths, were driving south on Highway 26 just outside Ririe on November 2, 1967, when, about 9:30 p.m., there was a sudden blinding flash of light in front of their car, followed by the abrupt appearance of a small, domed UFO. The dome was transparent and in it were seen two small, strange-looking occupants. The car was brought to a stop – Begay, driving, did not have to apply the brakes – and the object hovered about five feet above the highway immediately ahead of them. It was about eight feet wide, and flashed green and orange lights around the rim. The area was bathed in a vivid green light. The dome… Read More

1977: Idaho witness sketches details from low hovering UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date:  May 5, 1977 Sighting Time:  late at night Day/Night:  night Location:  Meridian, Idaho  Urban or Rural: –  Hynek Classification:  NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration:  20 to 30 minutes No. of Object(s):  1 Height & Speed:   Size of Object(s):   Distance to Object(s):   Shape of Object(s):  disc Color/Description of Object(s):  “Drawings are attached showing the shape of the craft from the side. It had a ‘nipple’-shaped dome on top which was shrouded in a swirling vaporous cloud which changed colors. A sparkly zone shown ‘like diamonds’ around the perimeter of the disc.” At first the witness did not see any detail under the craft, but when it passed… Read More