|Occurred : 3/11/2016 05:05 (Entered as : 03/11/2016 05:05)
Reported: 5/28/2016 1:37:42 PM 13:37
Location: Roy, UT
|UAP had no outline or structure, no sound, a random brilliant clean strobe white & red light, disappearing into a gray misty portal.
As prior MUFON Utah Asst. State Director I was hesitant to report this sighting, being my first credible Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) sighting but now the shoe is on the other foot.
To set the stage right, my balcony looks east to the Wasatch Front. To the north Ben Lomond, Mt Ogden is directly East from my balcony, and then you can see southeast beyond the radar towers on Francis Peak. My home is right on the flight pattern of Ogden Airport (1/3 mile), Hill Air Force Base (3 Miles), and Salt Lake City Intl. (20 Miles), all as the crow flies. So lights in the sky has been has been a part of my life for nearly 44 years.
On 03/11/2016, I woke up at 0505, walked over to the sliding glass door of the dining room, poked my head through the curtains and saw a light 1000 ft. above Mt. Ogden (9505 elevation) at Azimuth 40 degrees N41E. I first saw Arcturus, and then saw another light off to the left of it, moving slowly up and then NW which triggered my instincts...quite unusual at this time of the morning. It flashed a brilliant white a couple times and then flashed a brilliant red. I knew right away that was not normal. It then moved upward slowly but noticeably and then very slowly headed WNW toward Ogden. By this time it has really caught my attention.
I had to put both hands up to the glass door and face to block out the surrounding light on the glass from inside. The light would flash randomly 2-3 times a pure clean white light in comparison to a strobe light effect and then randomly a pure clean red flash would happen. The lights were completely independent from of other. With my 37 years around aircraft and working Safety in the government, this was not in the military inventory.
I have always had all of my investigation gear next to the sliding door just in case something like this would occur I would be totally prepared. Unfortunately, I had been out of town in Nephi the night before on a UAP investigation and had put all of my gear downstairs in the office. So I hurried to turn off the home security alarm, went downstairs to grab my gear, headed back up to the balcony all along being away from the sighting for approximately one minute. Fortunately, when I got back it was still there heading towards my westerly direction. Then It started turned heading NW.
I immediately threw a few shots of my green laser light at its side with no response from the UAP. I could tell that the red flashing light was located below and a little forward of the white flashing light because at one time they flashed almost instantaneously.
The UAP is now between Ogden Airport and I-15 heading NW. Turning again and heading north, in less than 10 seconds you could see that it was starting to lose its flashing brilliance. It faded out and entered a gray misty cloud and completely disappeared into a portal. The mist dissipated almost immediately following the UAP disappearance.
The strangest thing is that this UAP had no outline, structure, and no sound. It was just the movement and brilliant lights that gave it intelligence. Had this been a plane you would have seen it still flying out at a much further distance with the lights flashing off of wing tips and tail section. The other odd part of this sighting is that planes do not have a flight pattern coming straight over Mt. Ogden heading west toward the Ogden Airport and aircraft don't come down in this area doing a fly over at this time of morning.
The speed of the object during this whole sighting was that of a small plane. Ceiling was 10 miles, clear with no wind. Total time start to finish was approximately 2 minutes or less. Had this been during the summer with leaves on the trees, I would not have seen the UAP enter and disappear into the portal.
There are many lessons for me here! I've played this scenario out in my head 100's of times in case I ever saw a UAP . Take a deep breath or three, always have binoculars/monocular, green laser, night vision, camera/cell phone fully charged and nearby. But the big lesson I learned...why didn't I just grab my phone 25 feet away. I may have had a chance to put it on film with something to show instead of just this witness report and telling my friends, “Well, I saw my first UAP”! If a recording hadn't shown up on the phone, it would have at least shown that I gave my best shot for visual evidence. I kick myself everyday saying, “Why did you do that!” It happens occasionally with witnesses admitting it in their UAP Reports when you see your first UFO…your just not yourself.
Remember though, " Absence on evidence, isn't evidence on absence."