September 27, 2000
Location: Challis, Idaho, United States
triangular shaped object hovering motionless and silently,
witnessed by four hunters camping in Idaho. The triangle
was estimated to be at least the size of a football field,
several hundred feet on all sides. The object then moved
away silently, and was seen to have a white light at each
of its corners and a red strobing light from the middle.
Skywatch International/NUFORC/UFO Casebook
to original source]
following recent UFO case comes from Skywatch International,
and the National UFO Reporting Center. A very detailed
investigation was done on the experiences of four hunters
camping out in the state of Idaho. These four men would
encounter a huge UFO, turning a restful, enjoyable hunting
trip into a night of terror...a kind of terror that still
haunts them to this day. This unusually frightening experience
occurred on September 27, 2000, in the central part of
Idaho. The four hunters were old friends, who had visited
the same region for over twenty years, and always looked
forward to their Autumn trips.
actual event began at 9:45 p.m. on a cold evening, as
one of the hunters made a short walk from camp to his
pick-up truck to get some food from his storage chest.
As he approached the truck, he was overcome with a strange
feeling...a feeling from above, like something was just
not right. Only a few moments would pass before he realized
that his strange feeling had a basis. As he reached into
the bed of his truck, his flashlight illuminated the night
sky above him. He was startled to see something extremely
large right above him, where it should not have been.
He fell to his knees from the shock of the sight of the
bottom of an immense, triangular-shaped object. The object
was filling the dark sky above...silently and motionless.
first estimation of the object was that it was at least
the size of a football field, several hundred feet on
all sides. The corners were slightly rounded, and its
exterior exhibited a distinct texture. The size of the
object was so immense that it seemed to hide the entire
sky above him. The frightened 43-year-old hunter began
to yell for the other three to come outside, and verify
that he was not seeing things. The other three would vividly
remember the sound of his voice, a hysterical, scared
voice, calling for help. At first, they thought that a
bear was upon their camp, and was attacking their mules,
or worse, their friend. They rushed to the door of the
camper. Nothing could prepare them for what they were
about to see.
of the hunters were able to reach outside in time to see
the object overhead, as it slowly began to move away.
It moved without a sound toward a nearby mountain. The
two remembered a faint whining sound, which occurred simultaneously
with the glow of lights on the underneath of the craft.
They would then observe a white light, which was visible
at each of its three corners. A red light strobed from
the middle of the belly. Two of the hunters grabbed their
binoculars to get a closer look. They were almost transfixed
as they watched the unworldly object for at least 60 seconds.
As the object began to ascend and move up a narrow canyon
in the nearby mountain, the men stated that the craft
moved "like a hockey puck gliding over ice, very
smooth and unwavering," according to the NUFORC
the event, one of the hunters who was a pilot would remark
that the craft was "not moving through the atmosphere
the way an aerodynamic body would." Totally stunned
by their experience, and frightened to the point of moving
to a motel, three hours away from their campsite. The
NUFORC report would state, "One of the two, the
first to witness the object, spent a very uncomfortable
night, lying awake and thinking about the object he had
witnessed hours earlier. He felt keenly on edge, and startled
dramatically on one occasion, for example, when the electric
heater in their room suddenly came on," said
next morning, the hunters contacted local government authorities,
and the NUFORC offices. They gave all the details of their
experience, including the coordinates of their campsite.
As to be expected, nothing was forthcoming from local
government, but NUFORC was on the scene immediately, and
made a full and detailed report. The triangular shape
of the object has been reported many times during UFO
sightings, and has been captured on photo and video. What
was the source of this strange, eerie object which moved
across the mountains of Idaho, that night? The case is
still listed in the "unexplained" category.
Original NUFORC report: