So, this is a bit more complex than I first realized, because we are talking different time zones for the sightings as well, and I have no clue if the
witnesses reported times have been converted in the databases that I have used for the observations.
To sum up we then have:
Lincoln at 23:55 PDT which translates to 06:55 UTC on the next day (3. august)
Oakesdale at 23:43 PDT which translates to 06:43 UTC on the next day (3. august)
Culdesac at 22:30 PDT which translates to 05:30 UTC on the next day (3. august)
Boise at 23:30 MDT which translates to 05:30 UTC on the next day (3. august)
I have found one military flight, a Hercules C-130 that I can track from south of Boise, where it appears at 11000 feet from the south squawking 3502.
It goes past Boise at 06:05, which is half an hour after the witness repors his sighting, it then drops off the track (presumably not squawking or no
radar coverage), comes back again around Culdesac 06:46, again squawking 3502, passes Oakesdale at an 06:55 (a little late for our sighting, but close
after) and then passes Lincoln to the East at 07:07 which is after our sighting, and then breaks west after passing the lakes and disappear off
Now, this is a tortuous fit for our sighting, as it sort of trails whatever is making the noise, but in the video from Lincoln it is possible to hear
the man saying "there is a plane coming our way, sort of", which might be our plane.
This appears to be the only flight that is close that appear on the radar, but that doesn't mean there could not be other planes/blimps/ufo's
The C-130 seems to come from the South, when it appears on Flightradar south of Boise and breaks off to the west after passing Lincoln before dropping
out of coverage again at 14000 feet.
Now, I have flown on the Hercules C-130 several times, and been around them flying overhead, and I doubt it was responsible for the noise heard in the
witness videos. It might have been trailing something that did make the noise.
Sorry for messing up the Timezone data before, peeps, and you should probably take this information also with a grain of salt.
I don't think we are closer to any definite solution with this.
The closest commercial flight, right south of Lincoln when the sighting was reported, was American Airlines flight AAL398 from JFK to Seattle at 36000
feet. If anybody know anyone who was on that flight on the 2. of august 2017, well there is your best bet for additional witnesses.
And NOW I need to put this thing aside for a while... hehe.
edit on 6-3-2019 by beetee because: (no reason given)