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Occurred : 5/9/2002 07:00 (Entered as : 05/09/02 700)
Reported: 5/10/2002 6:38:29 PM 18:38
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Knolls, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
ON I80 HEADED EASTBOUND--SALT FLATS AREA-- BEAMS OF LIGHT OR ENERGY COMING FROM A STATIONARY BRILLIANT STAR-LIKE SHAPE 200 FEET ABOVE

IT WAS DURING THE SUNRISE BETWEEN 6:00 AM. AND 7:00 A.M. EASTBOUND I 80 JUST OUT OF WENDOVER, NEVADA HEADING TOWARDS SALT LAKE CITY. 15 MINUTES OUT OF WENDOVER IN THE SALT FLATS AREA, MY GIRLFRIEND AND I SAW WHAT APPEARED TO BE A WHITE LINE OR SPHERE IN THE SKY. THE FURTHER EAST WE KEPT DRIVING THE CLOSER WE SEEMED TO GET TO THE OBJECT AND REALIZED IT HADN'T MOVED. THE LIGHT WAS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER AND KEPT CHANGING SHAPES UNTIL WE WERE ONLY A FEW MILES A WAY FROM IT. AS WE GOT CLOSER THE LIGHT APPEARED TO BE TWO HUGE BEAMS OF LIGHT OR ENERGY--WIDE AND THICK AT THE TOP, THINNING AND FADING TOWARDS THE BOTTOM. WE DIDN'T REALIZE IT UNTIL WE WERE VERY CLOSE BUT THE LIGHTS OR ENERGY BEAMS SEEMED TO BE COMING FROM A SOURCE. AT THE TOP OF THE LIGHTS OR ENERGY BEAMS WAS WHAT APPEARED TO BE A BRILLIANT TWINKLE LIKE A STAR. THE OBJECT (OR LIGHTS) (EXCEPT FOR CHANGING SHAPE) NEVER MOVED ONCE FROM WHAT WE COULD TELL AND WE HAD STARTED WATCHING THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY FROM ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR AWAY. WE ENDED UP PASSING IT. IT APPEARED TO ONLY BE A FEW HUNDRED FEET TO THE NORTH OF THE FREEWAY AND ONLY A COUPLE OF HUNDRED FEET ABOVE THE FREEWAY. IT WAS APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WEST OF THE KNOLLS EXIT.