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Occurred : 5/10/2005 17:00 (Entered as : 05/10/1905 17:00)
Reported: 5/11/2005 9:58:38 AM 09:58
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Sandpoint, ID
Shape: Other
Duration:10 sec.
A missle/cigar-shaped object "suspended" just below the body of a small jet landing in Sandpoint. ID.

I saw a small airplane descending to the field in Sandpoint, Idaho. Beneath the body of the plane, there was a much whiter missle-shaped object, about five-sixths of the lenght of the plane. It seemed to be suspended just below the belly of the plane.

There is a mountain of 2000' that is the background for the view, dark rock and evergreens. The weather was clear, and the sighting was to the north of my house, an unobstructed view, and about one mile away. The plane was very quiet-usually the jets are much noisier!

Very short sighting, but it caught my attention, because the plane looked grey in contrast to the really slender cigar/missle shaped craft(?), which was white, no lights or markings that I could see.

My DVD player hiccuped about 30 seconds before I saw the plane-picture went black, and could not be called up with the remote. Has not happened before.

This is difficult- I am apathetic about writing this report- I know it's important, but I am blocked. Strange and atypical.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have observed a USAF AWACS (E-3A) aircraft, or some other type of military aircraft. Just a guess. PD))