|Occurred : 3/24/2008 01:30 (Entered as : 03/24/08 1:30)
Reported: 4/27/2008 2:22:04 AM 02:22
Location: Meridian, ID
|230 to 250 foot wide Crescent or manta ray shaped object with no audio or lighting low altitude and high speed in Merdian idaho
My Wife and were sitting in out backyard hot tub talking. The moon was not visible, the sky was clear, there was no wind.
My wife noticed something in the sky and said "look at that!" I turned to see a very large manta ray shaped object coming from the South east headed north towards Ontario Oregon across Highway 86. The object appeared to be under 1,000 feet in altitude but over 500 feet in altitude and was moving at a steady pace and appeared to be gliding along rapidly with a wing span I estimate from between 230 to 250 feet. crescent shaped front end and had a protrusion in the middle of the back portion. It looked exactly like a giant manta ray with a short tail.
The Object was almost the color of the sky like it was supposed to be camouflaged but lighting from the ground made it possible to be seen, it completely blocked out the stars that would have been visible had it not been there and it's shape was determined by the outermost edges of the craft.
There was no noise as it came towards us, no noise as it was directly overhead and no noise after it passed by. It had no lights, No writing, and no visible fire from a jet or any sort of engine.
after it had passed I thought that it's color was so odd that it was like if you were to take a large mirror into high grass of all the same color and then witness the mirror reflecting the grass back at you from a distance - it would be hard to tell where the mirror was unless it was moving the Color was so odd that i believe the object may have been super shinny and was only allowing us to see its camouflaged surface, the flaw being fairly bright ground lights shinning straight up onto the bottom, and also the fact that a star you could see would not be visible as it passed between us and the star.
The object appeared to be gliding rapidly - it was only visible for about 15 seconds before it was too far away to see any longer.
That's all, I have not seen it since but I am keeping an eye out for it again.