Monday, 13 October 2014

Unidentified object over Meridian Idaho

By KBOI 2News
MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) -- An unknown object was spotted in the sky over Meridian Wednesday afternoon. 

A KBOI 2News viewer shot the video and then soon after noticed an airplane with a contrail following the object.

The video was taken from the back porch of Kaitlyn Ellis's home on Wednesday around 2:45 pm. 

KBOI reporter, Morgan Wagner, went out to see what others thought about the flying object. 

"That looks like a UFO," Donald Merritt said. "I lived out in the desert and I saw a lot of weird stuff out there."

But the Cadwells said to them it didn't look unusual.

"No, it didn't," Amanda says. "It didn't look like it was out of this world, but sorry I don't know."

Others say it looked like to them it was military plane.

With still so much confusion, we asked Idaho National Guard Col. Tim Marsano. He told us it wasn't one of their operations.

"I really don't have any idea what that is," Marsano said after seeing the video. "But I can tell you for sure it's not anything that belongs to the Idaho National Guard or the Army National Guard."

Crossing military planes off the list we then asked a local amateur astronomer. 

John McVey told us, in his opinion, based on the apparent zoom level of the camera and Ellis's ability to keep with the object, it appeared to be too slow to be a meteor.