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Occurred : 5/1/1980 12:00 (Entered as : May 1980 12:00)
Reported: 6/28/2019 3:36:42 AM 03:36
Posted: 7/5/2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Sphere
Duration:20 minutes
Stationary weather balloon May 1980 Salt Lake City , daytime 20 minutes .

Your story about the stationary weather balloons was identical to my sighting in May 1980. I wrote to you about it a while ago.

The silver ball was so high it was all I could do to stay focused on it which I did for about 20 minutes . There were 2 similar sightings in Australia and Brazil shortly after. The Australia sighting was off the coast and remained there and was gone at dawn .

The Brazilian sighting was different in that the object was moving very fast from right to left on the screen at tree top level with no sound.

What I saw appeared from my perspective to be over the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake which would also place it near the airport .