|Occurred : 8/25/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 08/25/11 21:30)
Reported: 8/26/2011 12:49:46 AM 00:49
Location: Mountain Home, ID
|5 bright orange lights seen by 3+ Air Force personnel in Idaho
I witnessed 5 bright orange orbs that I initially thought were a Fighter Jet popping counter attack flares; however no jets were flying at the time, there is no way they would have gotten permission to intentionally pop flares here (given the dry climate and fire hazard),flares would look a little more fire work-like with many more lights and less organized, and if it would have been flares, as close as they were, I would have seen the jet’s identification lights and exhaust. They got really bright and disappeared in five different locations that were in relatively close proximity of each other. One flashed, then 3 flashed at one time and one final light flashed. Similarly, they brightened and dimmed like a flare, but much faster. I know how to read the big dipper to find the north star, so I can tell you it was in the south-west. It was one of the most unexplainable events I have ever witnessed. The event left three Air Force personnel, including myself, speechless; as well as, all others on the flight line who must have seen it too.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))