An Idaho family reports watching a “fleet” of silent, grey-colored, boomerang-shaped objects pass over their home 5 minutes apart on August 27, 2011, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The wife was outside when the first of five objects moved overhead and she was joined by her husband and two teenage daughters.
“They all saw,” the wife stated. “We were all stupefied. We kept watching and we saw three more in a half hours time. It was like a fleet. They were all going in the same direction.”
The witness described the objects.
“They were very big and 300 to 400 feet up in the sky. They made no sound. They were all greyish – not transparent – but not dark solid either. They had dim lights along the edges and they moved in a flat, straight path. They moved very fast. We could only see them for about 30 seconds once they appeared (out of nowhere). Then they were out of sight.”
No town name was mentioned in the public portion of the MUFON report, which was filed on August 27, 2011. No images or videos were included with the report. The above quotes were edited for clarity.
Reports of UFOs from Idaho have been low during the past year, although a few of the most interesting cases have come from the state. An August 24, 2010, report was covered here as: Two cylinder UFOs emerge from light as couple watches along Idaho’s I-84. State Director Marie Malzahn appeared on the web radio show, UFO Traffic Report, with the two key witnesses to discuss this case. Listen to the podcast here.
Idaho is a current UFO ALERT 5 rating, with a low number of UFO sightings nationally. Idaho had no reports in July 2011 – while California had 54 UFO reports – the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Idaho MUFON State Director Marie Malzahn investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.
ID, August 27, 2011 – It was like there were a fleet of them, i saw 5 go directly over my house about 5 min apart. they were grey almost translucent with dim lights. wedge shaped almost like bird formation but you could see that they were solid between the lights. big. MUFON Case # 31224.
August 27th, 2011 at 11:40 pm I went outside to smoke a cigarette and looked up at stars. A movement caught my eye and I saw a flying object pass over my house it was moving quite fast but i could clearly see a grey boomerang shaped craft with dim lights along the “wings”.
I called for my husband (the window was open)he came running outside, along with both my teenage daughters. I was really freaked and they did not believe me… then another one passed by and they almost peed there pants! They all saw! We were all stupefied, we kept watching and we saw 3 more in a half hours time. It was like a fleet, they were all going in the same direction.
They were Very big and 3 to 4 hundred feet up in the sky, they made no sound, they were all greyish- not transparent but not dark solid either, they had dim lights along the edges and they moved in a flat straight path, they moved very fast,we could only see them for about 30 seconds once they appeared (out of nowhere)then they were out of sight.
We all KNEW what we were seeing we talked about birds, but My husband is a life long bird watcher and hunter- he dispatched that notion quick. Birds don’t fly that high and be seen,especially at night. they don’t have lights and visible solid space between them, they fly with the wind current and you can see them moving up and down and their wings flapping.
These crafts were all flying steady and straight- no fluctuating. No way they were a planes or helicopters- no flashing lights- no sounds and they just did not even slightly resemble planes or helicopters! If you were to witness what we saw, there would be NO doubt in your minds that we witnessed a UFO…