UFO Sighting over Mt. Ida, Arkansas

Sighting Basics

Case Number 84570
Date of the Sighting 2017-06-22 00:00
Date Submitted 2017-06-23 22:22 (Reported 1 Day Later)
Time Zone America/Chicago
Source MUFON
Summary Fuzzy white round light with slight tailing moving below ridgeline of mountain in broad day light. went out of sight behind trees. had to be no further than a half mile away. t
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Sighting Location

City Mount Ida
Region Arkansas
Coutntry United States
Latitude 34.56630
Longitude -93.62438
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet – 1 Mile
Alititude Treetop
Sighting Duration 00:00:05
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Sphere

Weather Details

Max Temp 86°F / 30°C
Mean Temp 80°F / 27°C
Min Temp 73°F / 23°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 8 Miles / 13 Kilometers
Min Visibility 2 Miles / 4 Kilometers
Conditions Raining

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 556 other sightings in Arkansas
• There have been no other sightings in Mount Ida
• There have been 8 other sightings near Mount Ida
• There were no other sightings in or near Mount Ida on 2017-06-21

Sighting Details

I was driving south on Highway 27 south, about 5 miles south of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. noticed a white fuzzy round light, with a slight tail, moving west just below the mountain ridge line that runs east and west. moving at a moderate rate, about like a helicopter would. thought it was a helicopter at first, but it was a round ball of light and it was around 3 pm with absolutely clear vision. it went behind a lower ridge line and i drove on past the location. it was only visible for about five to ten seconds. the distance was about half a mile, which was easy to estimate because it was below the ridge line and went behind another lower ridge line. so i had an exact estimate of the distance to the object. i was a pilot in the service and am quite familiar with identifying objects in the sky. no doubt in my mind it was not a traditional aircraft.

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