Name: Chris Wood
Date of Sighting: 10-13-10 7:50am
Location of Sighting: Boise Id.
Shape(s) of UFO(s): round
Size(s) of UFO(s): Est. Size of bus or bigger
Color(s) of UFO(s): Black
Number of UFO(s): 1
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Est. Several miles
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): West
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): Between I-84 and Boise Foothills.
Further Description of Sighting: Driving to work went around the corner past the Eagle to I-84 on ramp. something caught my eye to the left above the foothills.
Thought at first it was a hot air balloon, however, they are usually brightly colored and this was solid black. They (balloons) usually fly in groups and this was a solitary object.
Balloons will have a teardrop shape with a basket under and this was round with no basket. the object was showing a shiny arc of reflection on the side facing the sun.
It gradually lowered and moved in front of the foothills. As I was driving some trees next to the freeway blocked my view. When I passed them the object was no longer visible.
I work next to Gowen Field so see all types of military and civilian aircraft and helicopters. No resemblance to any of those. I thought about the balloons that car dealerships and stores float, but, have never seen a black one and usually they are smaller and you can see the string, cable or whatever is tethering it.
Just thought this was interesting as I have never seen anything like it. My son may have posted a duplicate report for me.