|Occurred : 6/13/2007 07:35 (Entered as : 06/13/07 07:35)
Reported: 6/13/2007 8:23:17 AM 08:23
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|Torpedo-like object in sky near State Street and I-80 in Salt Lake City, Utah
I was driving westbound on I-80 and noticed an object in the air and low to the ground. It was about 3 miles in front of me on the south of the highway and appeared to be shaped like an aircraft (minus the wings).
I could not understand why an aircraft would be so low and so far from the airport, but figured it could be some strange personal aircraft over a residential area. As I approached (nearing the State Street exit), multiple vehicles on the highway were braking to look at the strange object. Once within a ½ mile of the object, I knew it was not an aircraft (at least not a “normal” one).
It reminded me of a torpedo: silver and shiny with “fins” on one end, but no noticeable “cockpit” areas. (I think there may have been a very skinny “window like” opening on the bottom.) After this closer inspection, I thought that it could be "a skinny blimp" or "weather balloon", but again, there were no noticeable windows NOR an engine or propellers. Additionally, there were no flashing lights and it held completely stationary in the sky. There was NO MOVEMENT at all despite tree blowing in the breeze. As I passed it perpendicularly on the highway, I studied the space below the craft for a tether, but saw no indication that it was attached to the ground. As I merged onto I-15 (northbound), I looked in my rearview mirror and was still able to see the craft hovering in what appeared to be the same location.
I estimate that the object was about 75-100 feet above the ground and approximately 20-25 feet long. This was around 7:35 am Mountain on June 13, 2007. My co-worker said that there was no such object in the sky when she drove the same path approximately 30 minutes later.