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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/1/1996 12:00 (Entered as : 08/01/96 12:00)
Reported: 4/30/2003 3:00:24 PM 15:00
Posted: 5/2/2003
Location: Sandy, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Bright blue light against a blue cloudless sky, at high noon.

I am sending in this report because I saw a very similar report filed by a person in 4/03, which seemed to be very uniqe and identical to what my son and I saw. At exactly high noon on 08/01/96 my son, who was 17 at the time, came running downstairs wanting to know if I wanted to see a UFO. I said, "sure, Matt", as I had never seen one before. By the time I got into our front yard, I saw Matt pointing up in the sky due south of Sandy, Utah, a suburb located south of Salt Lake City. Matt's eyes were bugging out, and his arm pointed up at a bright blue light. The weather was perfectly clear without a cloud in the sky, so this extremely bright, blue light was against a blue backround, but it was so bright it was easily observable. It was the size of a pea if you held it out at arms length, and it appeared to be extremely high, although there were no reference points so it was hard to tell. It was hovering, completely still. All of a sudden, it started to come down at an astonishing speed, coming down in 45 degree angles, coming down in the shape of a Christmas tree. Try to imagine the light coming down in the shape of ZZZZ stacked vertically. It seemed to go from what could have been an altitude of 100,000 feet to approximately ground level in under five seconds, something no plane I have ever seen could do. After being just above the ground for several seconds, it jetted back up to an extremely high altitude at a straight 45 degree angle, and just hovered. At that time, I was standing in our front yard pointing up with my eyes bugging out. The blue light hovered still for about two minutes. I was so shocked, finally I told Matt to go in and get a pair of binocs. However, before he could come back out, the blue light started to travel south, at a leisurely pace, due south over what may have been the town of Lehi, north of Provo, Utah. Later that evening, my son and I went to a movie, and a child three rows in front of us pointed up at the ceiling, then made motions with his ! finger, imitating EXACTLY the flight pattern of this thing to his father. So, obviously he saw it. Unfortunately, I did not tell his father that we had seen exactly the same thing.