The witness and an assistant were parked near the intersection of Colson Creek Road and Salmon River Road at 8 a.m. on February 7, 2018.
“This location is extremely rural but has several cabins located along the river to the south of our location,” the witness stated. “As we exited the vehicle my assistant pointed to an object in the air. I immediately looked up and observed this object approximately 500-feet AGL to the northeast of our location. At first it appeared to be small in size, but I soon realized it was larger than appeared as compared to trees and brush at a similar distance. I first believed it to be a balloon but thought otherwise after realizing the size and the actions of the object.”
The witness began to film the object with a cell phone while the object hovered for several minutes.
“I felt slightly overwhelmed and found it difficult to operate my phone. Not normal as I use my phone daily. I dropped the phone and the object ascended until it disappeared. Nothing further to report, video attached.”
Idaho MUFON State Director James Millard closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.