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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/1980 12:00 (Entered as : 05/1980 12:00)
Reported: 4/12/2007 2:24:44 AM 02:24
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: About an hour
Something in the Sky over Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City - Utah

I remember looking up into a very nice clear day with no clouds - I was looking for clouds as my Grandfather had said there was not one in the sky - which we could see.

As I looked up around I noticed a spinning cylinder right above us - though very high. I remember thinking to myself "must be a satellite" - as I was ignorant of the subject. I looked at it for sometime off and on as I ate with my family. I pointed it out to my mother and grandparents and they also could see it - but they where more interested in me finishing my meal so I could go play. It was not alarming to us as we did not think about UFOs or such things just figured it was suppose to be there.

I remember seeing sun light reflect off (flashing like) a more silver-ish side as it rotated above us. The other "half" was a blue hue.

Again, as I got older and re-thinking about how odd it was this satellite was so low that I could see it and it was not moving, just spinning above us. I learned that a satellite would not be stationary at the altitude I was seeing this object at. It was hovering and rotating on its axis at about once every two or three seconds. Very, very odd - still haunts me today as for my lack of understanding and realizing several years later that was not normal.