Date of Sighting: 18 July 2011
Location of Sighting: Boise, Idaho, Ada County, Greenbelt
Shape(s) of UFO(s): Trangle
Size(s) of UFO(s): Small Jet
Color(s) of UFO(s): Dark Grey or Flat Black
Number of UFO(s): 01
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: 15,000 feet to 2,000 feet
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): NW then SW
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): Clock tower 2,500 feet away and Boise River 500 feet away.
Further Description of Sighting: I was on a night bike ride following the Boise River headed west. At 2300 hours I stopped at a bridge to take a breather, I noticed an aircraft with a triangular shaped light pattern; the lights were white in color and did no flicker. The altitude of the aircraft seemed to be about 15,000 feet based on movement and relative size. The AC seemed to be descending at a NW direction at a 45 degree angle; it then stopped and headed SW at another 45 degree angle in my direction. As it approached and got closer, I noticed that it did not have the typical red and blue strobe smack lights or directional indicator light that is required by the FAA. By this time it descended to about 2,000 feet. I thought it was odd that it was on approach toward the ground since there is no free airspace for landing. At this point I thought it was a reconnaissance plane or a government aircraft and I went on my way.
About 15 minutes later I was returning from my trip crossing the same bridge and an older couple on bikes stopped me and asked me if I saw the same aircraft. The man quickly asked me then stated he and his wife saw it come on approach then come to a standing hover about 1,000 feet in the air, over a lake next to the river trail, and next to a clock tower. He then stated in a rather shook up tone that he and his wife then saw it completely disappear, not just shut off the lights but literally vanish. He said, “I think it was a UFO, no I am certain it was a UFO!” He gave the same description and saw the same vector as I did just from a different angle. He was coming from a grocery store north of the bridge.
I told him I saw it too but shrugged it off as some sort of air craft, knowing deep inside that I kind of thought the same thing; I just didn’t want my imagination to run away with the idea. I have to say now that I had another verified witness and I watched most of the decent, that I think it was one too. One thing that I noticed was it’s odd light arrangement and the color, dark grey it moved in a rather strange pattern as if it were no propelled by lift or jet propulsion; due to its complete lack of engine noise, it simply just changed course. An aircraft of that size, that of a small jet liner should have had some kind of noise associated with it, it also had a smoother tighter angle of decent.
At that point I realized the man was still carrying on about his sighting, I interrupted him mid sentence, partly because I was creeped out by the thought of seeing something so strange but, also because he was so concerned and disturbed with his sighting. The wife seemed to be in shock. I told him I was going to go have another look for myself, the whole time thinking crap, how am I going to get home? As a departed he called out, “Hey, wait a minute weren’t you listening there is a UFO over there you should go the other way!” He was right I was stupid to head in that direction but I had to get home. When I arrived at a good vantage point, I carefully looked at the sight but there wasn’t anything there, or at least nothing I could see. So I headed home – the whole time I kept glancing back and looking for any traces of the craft in the sky. Man what a night!