|Occurred : 10/19/2000 07:40 (Entered as : 10/19/00 7:40 am)
Reported: 10/19/2000 10:22
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|Round and metallic about 1/4 to 1/3 third the size of the planes they were were follwoing.
I was outside feeding my dogs when I observed two (2) large possible military airplanes. They didn't appear to be commercial planes because the wingspan was very wide. They were flying from west to east, very fast and quite high. Planes are not unusual in our neighborhood because we live within a couple of miles of Salt Lake Intl and also the national guard has an airport nearby. Also, Hill Field is just a few miles north of here. Anyway, what was UNUSUAL about these planes was that each plane had three (3) spheres that were flying in the same airspace. At first I thought they were parachutes or something attached to each plane. There were two spheres on one side and the third was on the opposite side. This was the same formation for each plane. The spheres appeared to be metallic and they were flying into the rising sun so they reflected a golden color, it may only have been the reflection of the sun. I have never seen anything like this so I watched with great interest. The planes were flying one ahead of the other and my have been about a half mile apart, I am only guessing because distance between them is difficult to determine. Anyway, they were definately going somewhere together. Then while I was watching I became aware of two (2) more spheres flying behind the planes and the distance appeared to be several miles behind the planes and the first six (6) spheres. These spheres were not attached to anything. They also appeared to be metallic and they were at apporximately the same altitude and speed. They all disappeared over the mountains within a few minutes. The planes were the only thing that I could hear. The second set of spheres did not make any noticable noise. I called my husband as soon as I got to work and told him what happened. It was very interesting and I decided to report this incident to your organization and see if anyone else has seen anything like this. Thank you for being there. I have been paying attention to the skies for a long time now, Salt Lake City ! has cont rails almost everyday. Anyway, that's another subject. I will continue to watch every morning, especially while I'm feeding my dogs.