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Occurred : 9/1/2010 21:20 (Entered as : 09/01/10 21:20)
Reported: 9/5/2010 4:11:23 PM 16:11
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: West Jordan, UT
Shape: Circle
Duration:About 3 minutes
Reddish-Orange Light seen in sky and circular craft seen taking off into the sky.

I am a 26 year old female who works as a security guard, I am working on my Criminal Justice degree and I have always lived in the house that I am living in now. I am quite familiar with the aircraft that fly overhead and have watched the military do their manuveurs quite often. I find it enjoyable. I have never seen anything like what I saw and quite frankly, have never believed in aliens or UFO's. Now I'm not so sure.

I was on my way home from a class I attended in Salt Lake City. It was around 9:20 in the evening. (Approx.) I turned off 6200 S. and onto 4800 W going south and as I passed the gas station I noticed a reddish-orange light hovering above our park. (This park is a "depressed" park. That's where all the water goes after it rains.

At this time there was a little bit of water, but not much.) I thought it was a helicopter as we do have a small airport by our nieghborhood, but I thought it was strange for it to be just hovering there. I drove a little further towards it and decided to stop and see what it really was. I pulled over, turned off my music, and rolled down my window. There was no noise coming from it and I could see that it was only maybe 20 yards above the park. A VW beetle with two teenage girls pulled into the center lane and watched the light for a few seconds, then they drove off. I was about to drive off when it started to move upwards, going east/slightly north. I was intending to watch it go back towards the airport, but then it picked up speed and a reddish/orange light (like the one I originally saw) illuminated the object and I could see it was round, not a helicopter or any planes they fly at the airport. It lit up for maybe a second or two, then took off towards the stars. I watc! hed it till it disappeared, which only took a matter of seconds. I sat in my car for a couple more minutes, trying to figure out what I just saw.

I drove home and I was very scared afterwards. I was very intrigued when I was watching it because at that point (before it was lit up) I thought for sure it was a helicopter. After it lit up and took off, I knew it wasn't a helicopter.

When I finally got the courage to get out of my car and carry my stuff in the house, I walked in, locked the doors and windows, then proceeded to tell my parents what happened. They were interested and told me it sounded like a UFO. I didn't want to believe that what it was, but the more I think about it, the more I want to know what it was.

I didn't sleep well that night at all. If anyone can tell me what it could have been, please let me know. Before this I refused to believe in UFO's, but now I'm not so sure.

Thanks for letting me tell you my story.