More than 40 UFO sightings have been reported in Idaho this year. Here’s where and what people see

(Idaho Statesman) – Idaho residents reported 43 individual sightings of unidentified flying objects across the state this year, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

While many associate UFOs – Unidentified Flying Objects – with alien visitors from other planets, the term applies to any aerial phenomenon that cannot be explained. In recent years, the US government has also started to refer to them as UAPs – the unidentified flying phenomenon.

Scientists and skeptical organizations eventually identify many reported UFOs as more mundane in nature, such as atmospheric phenomena or man-made objects. A common misconception has recently arisen with Starlink, a group of satellites that reflect light towards Earth, creating an ominous formation of bright lights traveling across the night sky.

Despite this, reports of UFOs still persist.

So far this year, Boise is the leader in Idaho in terms of UFO sightings with 12 reports, followed by nine in Nampa and three in Idaho Falls, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

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In the grand scheme of things, Idaho is not a UFO sighting site. However, a recent study shows that the Jewel State was the most active state in terms of observations per 100,000 inhabitants over the past five years.

A study by – a site that provides evidence-based information on eye health – analyzed reports over the past five years from the National UFO Reporting Center. Idaho topped the list with 420 sightings per 100,000 inhabitants, beating New Hampshire (313) and Montana (223)

The study then ranked the states according to the majority of UFO cases reported since 1974, placing Idaho in 32nd place with 1,295 UFO reports.

The last UFO reported to the National UFO Reporting Center was on October 8 in Coeur d’Alene and Sweet, an unincorporated community approximately 40 miles north of Boise.

The Coeur d’Alene report states that the witness noticed what appeared to be “two ships fighting in the air” for about five minutes, while Sweet’s report mentioned bright light of several different colors that moved in a straight line for about turning and disappearing a minute earlier. A witness in Sweet took a picture of a light in the sky.

A group of reports was drafted in Nampa on September 9, detailing “a ribbon of light several miles wide by several miles long, moving in wave motion, visible / invisible / visible again, possibly due to high clouds.”

“I saw a great explosion in the sky,” reads the second Nampa report that same evening. “Within seconds, the first UFO appeared, flew in a strange pattern, and hovered. The second was seen 20 minutes later. “

The National UFO Reporting Center was founded in 1974 by renowned UFO researcher Robert J. Gribble, according to the organization’s website. The Center processed over 150,000 entries.

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The primary function of the center was to “receive, record and, as far as possible, validate and document reports from people who witnessed unusual events, possibly related to UFOs.”

This is where all 43 UFO reports came out in Idaho this year, according to the reporting center.

  • Boise: 12 reports
  • Nampa: 9 reports
  • Idaho Falls: 3 reports
  • Dalton Gardens: 2 reports
  • Pocatello: 2 reports
  • Idaho National Forest
  • Hagerman
  • Chubbuck
  • Ketchum
  • Mountain house
  • Hayden
  • Payette
  • Hailey
  • Potlatch
  • marten
  • Emmett
  • Caldwell
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Sweet
  • Glenns ferry

The UFO Stalker website also provides a map of all UFO sightings in the United States, and even occasional reported alien encounters.

On Tuesday afternoon, 210,076 UFOs were reported to authorities or UFO sighting sites across the country. More than 470 have arrived in the last month, including a “large triangular flying ship” reported in Star on October 20.


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