|Occurred : 6/23/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 06/23/03 22:30)
Reported: 7/9/2003 11:20:43 AM 11:20
Location: Boise, ID
|Extremely bright light that faded to a small red point of light and accelerated rapidly
The night of the event I was standing on my deck looking to the north over the foothills surrounding Boise, Idaho. I witness a bright bluish-white light appear in the northern sky approx. twice as bright as an aircraft's landing lights. As I watched the light move in a north/northwest direction I noticed there was no sound. As the "craft" moved NNW it slowly faded to a very small point of red light. I carefully watched to see if I could locate the normal strobe or wing lights of an aircraft, I saw none. Approx. 5 seconds later the "craft" accelerated at tremendous speed and disappeared from sight completely. I have long been a night sky observer and somewhat of an amateur astronomer and therefore can easily discern the difference between what I saw and a meteor or sattelite. This was neither a meteor nor sattelite.
((NUFORC Note: Date of incident is approximate. PD))