|Occurred : 7/27/2000 22:48 (Entered as : 7/27/00 10:48pm)
Reported: 7/28/2000 10:46
Location: Sandy, UT
|Caught in binoculars: two glowing triangles cruising in formation in silence
I am a skeptic and still think there is some explanation of what I saw. I was laying down on a bench in the backyard with my feet twards the west. I was looking through my binoculars approximately 15 degrees SW from the star Vega (My hobby is star gazing). Suddenly right through the center of my view though the binos, I saw what I thought was a large satellite. I followed the object to examine the details. There were 2 triangular shaped objects in formation one following the other. It crossed the sky in a steady pace. Much faster than a jet, but slower than a meteorite. What shocked me was that when it crossed a patch of clouds, it was on this side of the clouds! I could see its shape much clearer against the cloud. It had a dim orange-yellow glow twards the center and they were not more than 50 feet apart from each other. It countinued in a straight and steady course dead silent from south east twards the north west. It looked like two F-14 with the wings retracted. F-14 are loud. I waited for a sonic boom but heard nothing. After about 5 or 6 seconds I took the binoculars off of them I couldn't see it anymore. A lot of things crossed my mind as to what it May have been. From birds to fireballs. But birds don't glow and don't cruise at that speed. Plus, I know a bird when I see one. These were definite triangular shaped, no wings. Fireball or low flying meteors? But with no flash or tail, in formation, at a satellite's pace, under the clouds. The clouds were altocumulus. I looked at my watch and noted that it was 10:48pm Anybody else witness this? This was Very strange.