|Occurred : 9/26/2002 21:15 (Entered as : 9/26/02 9:15pm)
Reported: 9/28/2002 4:40:45 PM 16:40
Location: Taylorsville, UT
Duration:1 hour or more
|((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Dave Rosenfeld, of The Utah UFO Hunters, [http://www.aliendave.com] for sharing the information with NUFORC. The same information was brought to our attention by Mr. Ryan Layton, MUFON SSD for Utah.
We note that many of the facts cited in the initial sighting report, do not seem consistent, and we have called that to the attention of the investigators. For example, if an object passed within a few hundred feet of the observer while traveling at "2,000-3,000 mph," the resultant sonic boom would have blown the witnesses off their feet. Instead, the witness reports no sonic boom, and in fact reports that the sound heard was quite mild. However, please see the follow up communications below, which may clarify some of those apparent discrepancies.. PD))
Orange UFOs in Huge V Formation over Taylorsville Utah
Dear Peter, We are sending you this report we just received via our Online reporting form.
Orange UFOs in Huge V Formation Occurred : 9/26/02 - 9:15 p.m.
Reported : 9/27/2002 3:27 PM Location of sighting: Heading north on 3600 W, following lights towards magna and more west.
Location : Taylorsville, UT Shape : Light Description of object /s : The objects were big and bright orange in a v formation, they hovered and one appeared to be triangular shape when it flew over head at an extremely fast speed.- When the light changed to a triangle shape over our heads, it wasn't loud like a jet or airplane. It was low and kind of hummed, it didn't make too much noise.
Sighting Event Details:Description of object /s : We were traveling home last night when we saw several objects in the sky, much too large to be a jet, plane, or helicopter. They were in a V formation and slowly moving and hovering into straight lines and then back again. Couldn't tell exactly what shape the actual object was. I am not one to believe in UFO's or anything, but now I can't deny what I saw. It was not of this world, or maybe it was the government testing something, either way it was strange and there wasn't a logical explanation of what I saw. Suddenly, one shot straight up into the air and looked like something going into space. but it didn't, it flew right over our heads and appeared to look like a triangle. It immediately changed directions, nothing that I know of can go at that speed and change from right to left so quickly. The other lights were still there, they had an orange glow to them. We stayed for an hour and watched these strange objects. I know someone else had to have seen what was going on, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't making it up. Now there is no doubt in my mind that we are not alone.
I do feel suspicious about the whole thing, i thought we were completely alone in this universe, but now i have a strong conviction we are not.
Phenomenon visible for how long?: we stayed to watch it for an hour, but went home, it could've gone on longer than that.
Direction of Object: It was going west then east then north. it changed directions rather quickly.
Height / Altitude of Object: maybe a few hundred feet, but pretty close to the ground Distance of Object: Object came within 500 feet - 3 hundred feet or maybe a bit more, it seemed really really close to us.
Estimated Size of Object: Unknown - can't be too sure Speed of object: 1000 - 3000 mph Object solid ? YES Hear Sound? Yes -Heard Sound Noticed Object: Hover Object was seen in vicinity of: Military Airfield Moving in front or behind Clouds Seen in Veihicle? Yes Noticed Power Failure # of Witnesss: 2 - me and my husband Weather: Clear/Calm Reported by: Sarah K Dolezal Via UUFOH Online UFO Report Form UUFOH Note: Gave contact information- Will be doing follow up if possible and using our investigation tool for measuring UFO flight Paths. Report at: http://www.aliendave.com/Utah_sightings_2002.html
Utah UFO Hunters
FOLLOW UP - on UFO report given 9/27/02 3:27pm
Contacted witness on Sunday Sept 29 2002 regarding inconsistencies in original report <Follow up>
Witnesses were looking north from 3600 w and near 21st south. Objects were straight north from witnesses location.
They were driving for 5-10 minutes seeing the formation, before stopping their car. They got out of their car next to a field and witnessed the objects for another 45- 50 minutes, before leaving. The object were still visible when they left.
They noticed one other person / car was stopped on the side of the road looking at the objects.
The Main formation was hovering, at a few hundred feet. lights were all orange. One object was bigger than the others. middle object. 5 to 6 objects seen- then there were three. two objects seen leaving formation. thats when they witnessed the high speed maneuvers
One object shot off - Object that left formation went straight up then south over our heads. when the one shot over it was had smaller blue lights, along with the orange color that made up the whole color. and had a Triangle shape.
It was definitely alot faster than a aircraft. Note: witness does not have a great sense of speed being that it was at night.
Another object went west then east. making a 160 degree turn instantly.
At arms length what size were these objects? "Two fingers in size or bigger."
Witnesses seen other aircraft in vicinity. witnesses looked at other aircraft (planes) and said "that is an airplane and thats not an airplane
There were No clouds. (as originally stated)
Sound: compared to a really strong wind like it disturbed the air. Not like a jet or plane.
Noticed Power Failure? NO
Willing to do investigation tool? yes
Witness is willing to take us to location and use our tool to measure flight paths. and further follow up.
((END FOLLOW-UP REPORT))