|Occurred : 10/16/2011 21:00 (Entered as : 10/16/11 21:00)
Reported: 10/17/2011 8:54:26 AM 08:54
Location: Cedar City, UT
Duration:10 to 20 min
|Bright light over Cedar City Utah nightly around 8pm
Somewhere between 8pm and 8:15pm a very bright white object, round when using a telescope appears over cedar city. It comes from a different location each time, but mostly comes from either the north or the west, goes in a straight line across the city then when it gets over the mountain it begins to dim. It first turns yellow then red then with a small flash like a camera flash it disappears.
It has been happening nightly to several times a week for the past 2 months.
The color of the bright white is like a very bright halogen. Brighter than any star or moon or sun. It’s white light is just as bright if it is coming towards us or going away from us. It’s intensity never changes. There are no blinking lights of red or any other color. It is steady and strong till it dims and disappears.
There is an airport nearby but no airplane has anywhere near this bright intensity.
It is probably around 10,000 feet, moves very smoothly. No beams of light come from it. The light is just itself glowing brightly. When viewed via binoculars or telescope the shape cannot be seen until it dims and turns yellow or red. Then it is clearly a round object. The flash is almost as if it is entering some type of fast transport mode either leaving with a speed beyond visible sight or entering something and disappearing.
It was first noticed by my wife and I while dropping kids off at grandmas. Then the following day it came again. Since them we make it a nightly ritual to be outside by 8 to wait for it. When seen it is enormous. Larger than any star or plane in the area. It is relevant to 2 or 3 times the size of Jupiter as seen from our yard. The intensity of the light gives it a starry appearance with offshoots of brilliance.
Last night we had the whole family over, 8 of us and we all watched it as it came over then disappeared over the landslide area in the canyon.
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of a star, we suspect. PD))