Idaho, 1970: UAPSRS Case No. 83

Idaho, 1970: UAPSRS Case No. 83

CountryUnited States
State or ProvinceIdaho
CityMoscow
Date5/1/70
TimeMid-day
WeatherClear, sunny, no clouds, no wind
DurationApproximately 5 minutes
Witnesses (Number)5
Distance~200 yards
Solid ObjectYes
SizeSimilar to a helicopter
ShapeDisc, Other
Shape DetailsInitially thought to be a helicopter due to slow speed and low altitude, later identified as disc-shaped
Metallic/ShinyYes
ColorMetallic, shiny, no specific color
Glow/HaloNo
LightsNo
How Many LightsNone
How BrightNot applicable
Light ColorationNot applicable
SoundNo
Motion/Speed~20 mph upon approach; hundreds of mph upon departure
Number of ObjectsOne
Coordination/CommunicationNot applicable
WindowsNo
OccupantsNo
DescriptionThe sighting occurred near Moscow, ID, when the witnesses were driving on Guernsey Cutoff Road. They observed a disc-shaped object, initially mistaken for a helicopter, approaching at a slow speed and low altitude. The object stopped about 200 yards and 200 feet in the air from the witnesses, remained still for a short period, and then rapidly accelerated away without sound or contrail. The incident left the witnesses with lifelong curiosity and amazement.
Nearby LandmarksRural farmland
Latitude46.889444
Longitude-116.8775
Altitude200 feet
PropulsionNo
Advanced CapabilitiesYes
Visible PayloadNo
RadarNo
SignaturesNo
AwarenessNo
AggressionNo
Health EffectsExtreme, lifelong curiosity
Physical/Environmental EffectsNone
Animal DisturbanceNone
Witness FeelingsExtreme curiosity, amazement, awe, no fear
Witness AssessmentThe UAP seemed as curious about the witnesses as they were about it. After a period of observation, it departed rapidly.
Additional InfoThe witness submitted additional information, including a map depicting where the sighting occurred

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1970s-Country-Decade-Disc-Idaho-Other-Shape-Sightings-USA

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Idaho, 1970: UAPSRS Case No. 83