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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/24/2021 21:45 (Entered as : 02/24/21 21:45)
Reported: 2/24/2021 9:41:54 PM 21:41
Posted: 3/2/2021
Location: Nampa, ID
Shape: Light
Duration: 1 minute
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
I went out onto our back deck which faces East to call our cat. We are directly west (approximately 20 miles) of the airport in Boise and we see aircraft all the time. I'm very familiar with the patterns that they take, when they take off from Boise and when they land.... We are also near the small airport in Nampa, and we see the smaller craft and have always noticed those flight patterns as well.

I stood there a moment and noticed what I thought was a plane coming toward me from directly east headed straight west. I was immediately struck by the thought that I had never seen a plane come straight west that way before and I have lived here several years. That's what caught my attention first. The light pattern was different than I had ever seen before, and as an astronomy enthusiast I am always looking up, and I am always looking at planes. These lights were very golden yellow, very muted....it made me think of an old cars six volt lighting system. The lights were steady and there were many of them. They spanned the width of my index and middle finger held at arm's length against the night sky. I had nothing for reference so I really don't know how far away it was but it didn't seem to be that far, but perhaps that was because I expected it to be a small craft. There were two main lights, like a cars head lights, which were larger than the rest, and three flanking ea! ch of those to the left and right, and two small ones between the two larger and a row of smaller lights directly beneath the two larger lights. All the lights were aligned horizontally. I watched it for a moment as it was coming toward me at a even rate of speed, not very fast, which made me think it must be a small airplane, but I believe it was also fairly low, coming across the fields from the direction of Boise. I came in the house and I got my phone and clicked on Flight Radar and while it loaded I watched this craft approaching at a steady rate of speed. I heard no noise, there were no flashing lights, only the golden yellow pattern of lights. I walked out to the front deck to call the cat and expected this plane to go over my head, despite never showing up on Flight Radar, but there have been planes that don't show up on the app for whatever reasons, but I still should have been able to see and hear it by now. I don't even think 30 seconds passed from the time I we! nt from the back door, through the house to the front. I waite! d and no thing passed overhead. I walked out into the driveway and looked in every direction and still I saw nothing, heard nothing. The craft seemed to have completely disappeared. Flight Radar still showed no aircraft near me, other then a commercial flight headed Northwest at 30000+ feet.