|Occurred : 7/21/2010 23:37 (Entered as : 7/21 23:37)
Reported: 7/22/2010 12:10:24 PM 12:10
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|Faint glowing large object streaks the night sky over Salt Lake City only leaving a trail
As I was driving south into SLC something in the sky caught my eye. I looked up and there was an object moving extremely fast. I live by Hill AFB and this object moved 5x faster than any F16 F18 F22 I have ever seen. This object wasn't very distinct. Once focused on the object I noticed it was slightly glowing but I only really saw it because the moon was so bright. It was traveling north to south and only through the moonlight did i notice it also had a tail. To be honest it moved just like a meteor but it was so close i could actually see the object. It was bulky in shape almost cubed and left a trail but not a light trail like a meteor it was almost like a smoke trail like a plane would leave but it disappeared very quickly. It looked more like it was just moving so fast it was displacing the atmosphere around it. I would have said it was a meteor but I saw that low flying meteor that passed through the atmosphere back in late '09 and it lit up the entire! sky so I don't believe that this was the same case. This was a big chunk of something that darted across the sky almost invisible. I don't know if this site checks air traffic in the area of these occurrences but I would just like to know what it was thanks.