After a large family dinner on a dark summer night in Bonners Ferry, North Idaho, my husband, his nephew and I were watching satellites from the front yard for about 20 minutes. We pointed and together watched a particularly large bright white "satellite" cross the sky from south to west in a typical straight path, when it suddenly stopped. It sent a beam of white light in a sweeping path from north toward and over us. It was almost like it was aware of our awareness of it. The beam withdrew, and it shot off into space in a moment. We looked at each other with our mouths open, babbled about it for a minute, then ran inside to tell our experience. Of course, the rest of the family came out but basically shrugged and went back inside, nothing now to see. The nephew was then about 15, and over the years reminded us of our shared experience. It was great to have the three of us see it together so we knew it was real.