|Occurred : 8/20/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 08/20/2007 20:00)
Reported: 10/24/2008 11:08:09 PM 23:08
Location: West Valley, UT
|UFO crosses aircraft landing pattern in Salt Lake City, August 2007
My brother-in-law and I were looking at his RV outside - he went inside for some item. He no sooner left than I spotted this perfectly spherical (with just a hint of wings, like the rings of Saturn) object. It was fuzzy looking like a tennis ball, medium dark grey in color. There were no lights of any kind, and no noise at all.
It came from the West, just passing over the Oquirrh Mountains, and headed straight east over the Wasatch Mountains. It travelled the 25-35 miles from the tops of one mountain range to the other in about 30 seconds, in a perfectly straight line, like it was on rails. It was about 1000 feet in the air by my best estimate. At that altitude it would probably be 50 to a hundred feet across. There were no contrails.
There was no wind and it did not behave like a balloon. The air was calm and warm, no storms around. It travelled at the same constant, fast speed. 30 miles in 30 seconds is a mile a second or 600 miles per hour. I watched it until it started to disappear behind trees, then I ran to the street out front and continued to watch it disappear over the Wasatch Mountains. I called the local newspaper the next day to see if anyone else had reported this UFO. No one had.
The significant thing was that it crossed perpendicular to the airlines landing pattern, which was very near to my location, and at the same general altitude, making it very dangerous to air traffic. To me that indicates something very strange.
I am a retired Marine Corps Officer, 69 years old, physically fit and have 20/20 and 20/10 eyesight, and a Masters of Business degree. This was my first UFO.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))