|Occurred : 7/27/2010 00:10 (Entered as : 072710 0:10)
Reported: 7/28/2010 12:21:54 AM 00:21
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
|Possible explainations of what i saw in Salt Lake City last night
((name deleted)) in Salt Lake City 24 hours later: I’ve tried to make sense of what I saw last night and came up with two plausible theories.
The first, which I have disqualified is that I was witnessing a reentry by the Space Shuttle at a much greater distance than I originally perceived and at an angle more or less directly toward my position.
The second, is that I was watching some sort of burning balloon. I had this notion in my mind tonight and then saw some you tube videos on Chinese lanterns. If that is what I saw, it was quite large and was either on fire entirely, or was supporting an enormous flame before burning out. This does however explain the orange flame color, the lack of sound, the slow movement, and the ultimate disappearance if it were to burn itself out.
Still, I wish someone would confirm they saw what I saw last night, or someone would confess to launching the thing. Like I say, I saw it for two minutes before it disappeared. It could have been there much longer before I noticed it upon admiring the full moon.