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Occurred : 4/1/2016 13:00 (Entered as : 4/1/16 13:00)
Reported: 4/1/2016 4:12:14 PM 16:12
Posted: 4/1/2016
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Light
Duration:1-2 minutes
I was looking at the clear blue sky observing the spraying or contrails that were lingering there when I saw this group of bright objects in the Northwest direction but high in the sky, not low on the horizon. At first, I thought it a flock of white birds [geese, swans, etc.] heading north, but then I noticed that there was no formation and they were milling around not heading anywhere in particular. The brightness of the light or reflection was on then off, all of them doing so at the same time.

I continued to observe them when they drifted towards the recently created "contrail" which was fairly fresh and not dispersed when i noticed they were behind the trail meaning they were above it. I'm no bird expert but, I don't think birds fly above 30,000 feet. At the moment that thought entered my mind the entire flock disappeared.

I studied the sky for another 5-10 minutes and saw no trace of them again.

I might add, I am 74 years old and have always been skeptical of UFO sightings and have never seen one but, I know what I saw, and this is no "April Fools" story.

((name deleted))


((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS--During a telephone call, the witness estimated that he had witnessed at least 70 objects, and perhaps as many at 100. PD))
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he seemed to us to be serious and sober-minded. We suspect that he is quite reliable. PD))