|Occurred : 10/13/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 10/13/2003 21:00)
Reported: 10/29/2003 1:00:39 PM 13:00
Location: Provo, UT
|Large Orange light gave us chills
Sighting Event Details: My friend and I were holding an astronomy group for some boys that we work with. As we were scanning the skies for something worth while to point our 8" and 10" dobsonian telescopes at, my friend noticed an extremely bright light in the western horizon. We knew it wasn't a planet, as mars was to the south and east of us at the time. At first, we thought it might be an aircraft approaching us and we were just seeing the landing lights. But, the light seemed to hang in the sky south of West Mountain(western side of Utah Lake), so we knew we weren't seeing the various transmission towers on the mountain. The object appeared to hang near or above the area where the town of Eureka is located. My friend trained his 8" telescope on the object, and what we saw gave us chills. When viewed through the eyepiece, the object appeared to have 6-10 orange lights. The lights appeared to be arranged in an ellipse.
The excitement built between us, and we kept watching the object for a few minutes longer. After about five or six minutes, the object proceeded north above the western most mountains of Utah valley. The object moved slowly, and maintained its intensity. After about fifteen minutes total, the object grew dim, as if it were heading northwest from us, and then disappeared from sight entirely.