|Occurred : 8/23/2003 05:30 (Entered as : 8/23-28/03 05:30 am)
Reported: 8/28/2003 7:54:32 AM 07:54
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|((NUFORC Note: We believe that a "twinkling" star, or some other celestial body, would have to be ruled out, before we could conclude that the witnesses observed anything unusual. No other reports from Salt Lake of the event for the time period indicated by the witness. PD))
Object w/bright flashing colored lights observed over Wasatch Mtns. 6 days in a row.
Saturday, August 23, 2003 Sighting: 5:00-5:30 am: Saw "twinkling" star in southeast sky over Wasatch Mtns. in Salt Lake City, Utah that was flashing red-orange, blue and white lights. Got binoculars and saw that it was some sort of object that was very, very bright. The flashing lights seemed random. When I squinted, the lights were in line with each other. At one point, the lights went into an arc, then flattened out again. Observed it for approx. 2 hours. At one point, the object seemed to move from side to side. Then, as the sky was lightening with the impending sunrise, the object started to slowly rise upward until it could not be seen.
6:00 am: Got husband and he observed object also. We watched it for another hour.
Sunday, August 24, 2003 Sighting: 5:00 am: Object not there.
5:20-5:30 am: Object there, flashing red-orange, blue and white lights. Again, at sunrise, object slowing began to rise until it could not be seen. Observed for approx. 1-1/2 hours.
Monday, August 25, 2003 Sighting: 5:30 am: Object there, flashing red-orange, blue and white lights. Observed for approx. 1-1/2 hours.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 Sighting: 5:00 am: Object in southeast sky just a pinpoint in the sky. Noticed another object in northeast sky over Wasatch Mtns. Through the binoculars and with naked eye could see the same flashing colored lights. This object was not as large as object in southeast sky on previous mornings.
5:30-6:00 am: Was watching object in northeast sky. Object in southeast sky seemed closer because it looked bigger. Within a few seconds as I was watching the northeast object, I looked again at the southeast object and it was directly over the mountains and big and bright again. The object in the northeast sky started to go upwards and became smaller until it was no longer visible. The object in the southeast sky was very bright and seemed larger than previous mornings. This object could still be seen even after the sky had lightened enough for the other stars in the sky to disappear. Between 6:30-7:00 am, it moved upwards until it was no longer visible.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003: 4:00 am: Cloud cover, object not visible.
6:00 am: Cloud cover, object not visible.
Thursday, August 28, 2003: 5:30 am: Object in southeast sky over Wasatch Mtns. very bright. Seemed the flashing colored lights were even brighter than before. Also saw object in northeast sky, smaller and seemed to be moving away.
6:30 am: Object in southeast sky higher and moving away. No longer visible at 7:00 am.