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Occurred : 11/24/2012 19:30 (Entered as : 11/24/12 19:30)
Reported: 11/24/2012 8:02:38 PM 20:02
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:~20 minutes
30+ orange-colored orb-like objects

Witnessed a minimum of 25-30+ orange-colored objects arise from behind the wasatch mountains. Not sure if the first one I saw was the first in the series. This continued for about 20 min, 1 after another rising, at some instances 2 or 3 rising at once. The first one 1 saw I believed to be Betelguese as the color was extremely similar although they seemed much brighter. Even brighter than the star would be on a crystal clear day. Perhaps as bright as Jupiter would appear as they came from behind the mountains. They were moving in an imperfect arc from the mountains south-east of the Salt Lake Valley turning west then possibly either toward south or upwards in altitude. They also caught the attention of at least 5 of my neighbors so I am sure there are many other reports to be heard and seen throughout the southeast valley and hopefully pictures and video. They were moving about the speed of regular aircraft and even passed at least 2 actual airplanes (as noted by the normal light colors of aircraft). As they reached about perfectly south of my current location they gradually seemed to fade away from either light direction or distance. I was able to point out other high flying airplanes at the time. They seem to be very similar to the orange orbs seen in the June-July series of orange orbs worldwide. However they are questionable because of the near-airplane speed they seemed to maintain, with the exception of one orb that stopped after raising from behind the mountain as 2 other passed it before it continued on its was. The distance between the orbs was fairly equal but did vary as just noted, and the arc of the flight path was slightly varied between each orb.