|Occurred : 9/15/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 09/15/99 20:00)
Reported: 9/17/1999 13:29
Location: Nampa, ID
|Witnessed white contrail that appeared to go from level flight to straight down. Contrail actually indicated 90 degree turn S to W to N leaving U-shaped contrail that changed to gold/fire color on northern leg
The contrail showed an exact 90 degree turn each time and appeared to be at extreme altitude. After the last turn, the contrail appeared golden in color and the object was also moving at a high rate of speed. After the last turn, there was a "U" shaped contrail visible in the sky. There was a brief interruption in the contrail on the last leg, it came back for a few seconds then disappeared. When the object stopped making the contrail, the entire "U" shaped contrail disappeared leaving no trace or trail. It was dusk but there were no clouds in the sky that may have obscured the trail, it simply disappeared.