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Occurred : 5/20/1997 21:15 (Entered as : 05/20/97 2115hrs.)
Reported: 5/20/1997 22:15
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Caldwell (far west of, towards Oregon), ID
Shape: other
Duration:20mins.
Summary : My neigbor viewed what looked like a verticalcontrail,orange, for 10mins. at his work,then drovehome,viewed it for 10mins., I then came outside saw it also, about 30degrees,straight orange line, and at times, it seem to havesomething attached on end, then would bend atthe bottom of contrail, and return straight. My wifeand I saw the event, and I watched it withbinoculars for about 3 minutes. The line nevergrew or deminished in size, and was seen in acloudless sky between west and N.West. The moonwas full, but more in S.E. position. Whatever it wascould have been illuminated by the setting sun, whichwas already out of our sight. The object appeared tobe in the far distance, probably very far away.

My neighbor who saw the object is familar with aircrafthis father had several, and I am an investigator, andresearcher for this Phenomenon