|Occurred : 3/8/2015 21:45 (Entered as : 03/08/2015 21:45)
Reported: 3/9/2015 10:29:23 AM 10:29
Location: Layton, UT
|1-5 orange stationary lights observed over Layton, Utah
At 9:45PM, on March 8, 2015, I observed one orange light in the sky over East Layton, Utah, for a period of 5-10 minutes. Weather conditions were clear and calm, few if any clouds – stars clearly visible over most of sky.
From my vantage it appeared to hover in area approximately 2000 feet above the FAA RADAR station atop Francis Peak. The light was brighter than any star in the clear night, pure orange in color, and was not dimming or growing in intensity. The “orange object” did not exhibit any green/red/white blinking aircraft navigation lighting. My first thought was that it was an aerial flare, but it was stationary, and did not shimmer or produce visible smoke.
My 24-year-old son reported seeing 5 such lights as he drove home 10 minutes earlier. And independently, my daughter-in-law was outside that same night on a smoke break at work and also saw 5 orange lights above Layton, Utah.
My son listens to Weber and Davis County police dispatch while he drives about. He says that there was some chatter on both dispatch channels about these orange lights, but that they moved the discussion off to a non-monitored channel.
I am 53 year old father and grandfather, my occupation is in the High-Tech field.