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Occurred : 3/17/2005 08:30 (Entered as : 03/17/2005 8:30)
Reported: 5/23/2005 3:57:13 PM 15:57
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20-30 minutes
From my driveway, due South, I observed a "jetstream" in the sky and saw a "plane" descending rapidly straight down vertical.

My initial thoughts were that it was an airplane that would veer out momentarily. When it didn't happen, I thought the craft was going to crash and I was growing very concerned when suddenly, the speeding plane just stopped and was vertically suspended in the sky.

It was then I noticed that the "plane" was shaped like a long missile, I checked "cigar" shape. It could be clearly seen though it did appear to have some haziness around it.

I was mesmerized and watched the craft just hang there, vertically, for quite some time. After 10 minutes, I wanted to get a better view, so I went into the garage and got my binoculars and stepped out on the back deck.

The craft was still there and though I was able to see it better, I saw no unusual markings.

After quite a while, the "craft" suddenly shifted from vertical and took off leaving a jetstream behind, vanishing into the east sky.


((NUFORC Note: We presume the witness means a "contrail," rather than a "jetstream." The latter is a meteorological phenomenon. PD))