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Occurred : 8/24/2010 16:05 (Entered as : 8/24/2012 16:05)
Reported: 8/24/2010 3:35:11 PM 15:35
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Garden City, ID
Shape: Flash
Duration:4 minutes
Quick Flashing Object Ascends Over Fair Grounds And Pulses Motionless In Sky

Went outside to the back of my work building to have a smoke and was looking north towards the fair grounds. I was looking at one of the amusement park rides and noticed ascending right above it was a silver flashing metallic object that appeared at first glance to be a (chrome) mylar balloon rising up.

The object then began to rise at a much faster rate and the flashing of silver light became brighter not dimmer with altitude gain. The object rose straight up at least 500 feet from where I first saw it and was not affected by any winds aloft that would usually sway a balloon horizontally.

The object than became fixed in the sky in a perfect stop/non swaying motion and continued to pulse with flashes of silver going dim to very bright.

Some employees from a neighboring business had just come out the back of their building and I pointed the object out to them, the three of us watched for a few more minutes as the object continued to stay fixed in the ! sky as it pulsed.

Then the pulse stopped and the object was completely gone.