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UFO's Over Mountain Home Idaho?

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On August 24, 2010 a commercial truck driver on Interstate 84 witnessed a UFO flying over Mountain Home. Why doesn't this surprise me? Here's their story but I just want to add my part to this story.

The date is August 23rd, 2010. I was driving home from Mountain Home Air Force Base around midnight. There was a full moon and the skies were clear as a bell. At about the halfway mark between the City and the Base, I saw two lights off in the distance that seem to be northeast of Mountain Home. One light appeared to stationary and the other light in the sky was definitely moving. I kept an occasional eye on these lights not thinking much of them. I knew the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home AFB was hosting a group of F-22 and F-5 fighters for an exercise of some sort and figured they were "playing" around before landing.

As I got closer to the City of Mountain Home, I could see one light in the sky was flying rather erratically and seemed to be getting brighter and then dimmer in a rapid fashion. The other light in the sky appeared anchored in the same spot east of Bennett Mountain or further to the north. I was now rather close to the municipal airport in town and the one light was getting lower and lower each second. Then I lost sight of the light just as I past the entrance to the airport. Then our local LifeFlight helicopter appeared over Airbase Road right in front of me as it headed for its helipad at the airport. The other light northeast of town was...of course a star or a planet.

What Does This All Mean?
I'm not saying what the commercial truck driver on Interstate 84 saw was or wasn't a UFO. I just know I was a little unsure of what I was seeing. But I was hoping...hoping to see one of the USAF's newest and advanced fighters land at the Mountain Home Airport. I was disappointed and I suspect the trucker will be once they find out the real story. They may have to wait 20 years for a the "official Air Force" report becomes unclassified or they can think the situation through and know there was likely a lot of fighters from the Base in the area at the time.

Here is a link to a pdf version of the UFO report. Sometimes news stories like these disappear over time.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on this non-UFO report.

Tim Bondy
The Bondyweb.Com author

Comments (4)
  • karl swinney  - ufo's south of mtn home

    Hi, I stumbled across this site by accident but wanted to share something. In October of 2002, my daughter and I were driving from Bruneau to CJ Strike Dam in the evening, it was already somewhat dark. Probably about halfway to the Dam we saw a light off to the south of the road, probably less than a quarter mile off the road but still in front of us. I didnt pay much attention at first, a light, who cares, probably a helicopter, it seemed to just be hovering over some field, not too high, a helicopter.
    As we started drawing nearer to it I started noticing it more. Why would a helicopter be hovering over a dark field? It just seamed odd. I couldnt really see what the light was attatched to, but I could tell that there was something there, some sort of object. Just before we come abreast of it it made some type of movement, I dont remember what. And then it shot south at a high rate of speed. All that was left was a contrail quite visable in the darkening sky. I was amazed and a little scared as well.
    There was a small write up in the Statesman the next morning claiming some test rocket or some such from a base in New Mexico. I have not heard about it sense but still think about it from time to time. It was just hovering there, not moving for a couple of minutes, then just shot south and was not even visable in less than 20 seconds probably. It seemed really strange.
    Anyway, I read a couple of your articles about UFO sightings by Mountain Home and thought I would share and also ask if you had heard of this incident.

    Thanks for reading,


  • Tim Bondy the Admin

    Karl, I never heard about that incident but that doesn't mean people who read my website haven't. Sounds kind of spooky to me seeing something like that. Hopefully someone will post a comment and we'll hear more about this sighting.

  • Branden Hanson

    Have you ever heard of a siting in 1968 through 1970. It huvored over the pool and the Mormon church. If you have any imfo, i would love to hear it. Thank you.

  • Steven  - UFO

    I saw a UFO near Mountain Home AFB near farm house about a mile away from the base. It just hovered over the house then slowly drifted away. August 2013

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