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Occurred : 8/17/2004 20:56 (Entered as : 08/17/2004 20:56)
Reported: 8/18/2004 9:47:05 AM 09:47
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Holladay, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:1 second
Red light/streak in sky, unbelievably fast.

I was sitting out on the back deck, looking at the western sky. All of a sudden, a red light appeared, streaking from the northeast to the southwest. It had a small red trail behind it, which quicly disappeared. There was a broken cloud cover at approximately 12,000 feet. I could not tell if the light was above or below the clouds, it happened that quick. I have never seen anything that fast in the sky...I mean, it was RIDICULOUSLY fast. The light was bright red. If I hadn't been looking directly at it, I would have never seen it...it was at least as fast as a shooting star. In fact, it kind of looked like a shooting star except for the red color, and the red trail it left. The location of this was up above, and to the west of the Salt Lake City, Utah area.