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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/1998 04:00 (Entered as : 09/15/98 4:00 am.)
Reported: 2/10/2000 04:43
Posted: 2/16/2000
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 2,3 sec
A solid Spherical object appears over one of the building and the Westminster College in Salt Lake City.

Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City, at the Westminster College. It was 4:00 am and I just stepped out the back door of the Bamberger building with a bag of trash and a cup of coffee. I put the trash in a trash can and stopped to drink some coffee. I was having problems with the batteries in my laser pointer that I use for my work. I was pointing it towards jupiter in the western sky. I only had it on for about 1 to 2 minutes when in a blink of an eye a solid spherical object appeared over the Gore building about 150' to 200' feet off the ground. It startled me so I turned off the laser pointer and watched it for the time it set there, (about 2 to 3 sec.) it did not bob or weave, it sat as if it was locked in place. then in an instant it was moving about 60 mph across the top of the building in front of me then turning to move past me on my right, almost strait over my head, it looked like it was only 6o feet in the air as it passed over, the size wasabout 2' feet wide at arms length ) it did not make a bit of sound at all or even make a breeze, I could see the bottom of the object and up the side, the top was black reflecting the night sky, a band around the lower middle reflecting the city lights and it had a reddish glowing tint on the bottom. the texture on the bottom was like it had small pits and pings, very much crater like. As it passed over I ran under it to see it out the other side of the tree cover, but before I could clear the trees I heard a bang sound, when I got into the clearing the object was gone. ( I am not sure if the sound was related to the object or not.)

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and he sounded to be a credible witness. PD))

((NUFORC Note: One of seven reported sightings from same source. PD))