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Occurred : 10/15/2016 12:00 (Entered as : 10/15/16 12:00)
Reported: 11/17/2020 12:50:02 PM 12:50
Posted: 12/23/2020
Location: Orem, UT
Shape: Triangle
Duration:all day
Red creature seen early in the day, triangle seen later

Early in the day, probably around noon, my 10-year old daughter and 8-year old son were out playing in a field behind our house with 3 kids from the neighborhood. The field is about 2.5 acres in size and full of old cherry trees (it was an orchard back in the day) and knee-high orchard grass. My wife and I were in the kitchen when the kids came running in terrified, claiming they’d seen some small red creature peeking out from behind a bush. We were both struck by how seriously scared they were. They all saw it and explained how they watched it for a minute or so as it kept looking at them. I went out later and, based on their description, estimated it was about 70 feet away from them. We gave them the 20 questions; was it a fox, dog, etc.? But they insisted it was a creature on two legs and bright red. Like fire engine red, not a hue of red that exists in nature. The color they described made me skeptical. My wife and I were still mildly creeped out, but we! sort of wrote it off as kids seeing things. The kids refused to go back out that day.

Later that evening after dark, around 9-10pm, my 16-year old son (who had no knowledge of what his siblings claimed they saw earlier) came into the house scared, claiming he had seen something bizarre. He and two friends were walking just a few blocks from our house and saw a craft in the air. He said initially his brain couldn’t compute what it was. It was too low and not moving fast enough. At first, he thought it was a plane or helicopter crashing, but realized it wasn’t when he saw that it was triangular shaped with lights on the corners and was moving too slow and steady. He said there was a slight buzzing sound to it and it was dull metallic in texture.

He said it eventually went behind some trees that were around houses. He and his friends ran to keep it in their line of sight, but once they got to where they should’ve seen it, it had disappeared. He said given the speed it was moving and the time it took them to get into a better position, it should have still been there. So it seemed to disappear and the improbableness of it frightened them. He came home pretty shook about it and he’s not one to exaggerate or make stuff up.

Either event on its own is weird, but both happening on the same day was just bizarre and jolted us a bit. I was more disturbed by my older son’s experience, knowing the kind of kid he is. This motivated me to read about UFOs and I found your website and read up on others’ experiences. My older brother had seen a triangle years before, so I didn’t think that was too far-fetched, but I must admit the red creature experience was hard to believe and still is. However, I was surprised to find a couple stories on your website that also mentioned little bright red creatures. If you’re going to make something up, it seems like an odd color choice. I wonder how many others report a similar experience.

By the way, the date is approximate.