I was a teenager getting up early before school and would check my trapline before school. it was a cold morning and i was doing my daily early morning routine, walking from my childhood home up to the mountain to check traps. this morning as i crest a hill i could see out beyond me somewhere around 300 yards i could see a big bright white light hovering at treetop level. i had never seen anything like this before in my life. as i slowly crest the hill i saw the object start coming my way, not very fast, just a steady pace. when it got around 30 yards away and still at tree top level. it seemed to slow down still coming my way. when almost directly above me it started to hover. still a bright white light and no noise at all, either hovering or moving it made no noise. it hovered above me for somewhere around 2-5 minutes , then it went back to its original spot and then sped away in an upward angle. this scared me so bad i didn’t check my traps and went home. never to check my traps in the morning ever again. i told my dad the afternoon this happened and he said that other people told him they saw it too and local authorities were calling it a weather ballin. i know from my encounter it was no way a weather balloon.