|Occurred : 12/23/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 12/23/07 23:00)
Reported: 2/3/2008 9:49:04 AM 09:49
Location: Bountiful, UT
|Stationary lights in formation above the Great Salt Lake.
The first night 12/22/07, there were 3 lights to the west over the Great Salt Lake at about 30 degrees up from the horizon in a triangle that just sat there for about 5 minutes, then the top one cruised off to the north and after a few more minutes the other two slowly moved to the north and then they all dissapeared. The second night 12/23/07, at about 11pm, I saw another stationary light to the north at about 40 degrees up from the horizon. I was able to get about 3 minutes of video of the three on the first night. I have an observatory in my backyard, so I hurried out there and threw the roof open and I got my small refractor on one of the lights and it looked like a big square translucent parachute type thing with 3 spinning orange lights in the middle, and it kinda looked like it was shooting off embers or something wierd. They eventually all burned out and I lost the object in the darkness. They seemed to be about 3-4 miles north of the Salt Lake International Airport, but they were not any kind of aircraft I have ever seen.