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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 7/1/2012 22:00)
Reported: 7/9/2012 7:49:37 AM 07:49
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: West Valley City, UT
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 4 minutes
Fireball sighting

My family and I were outside sitting around our fire pit, enjoying a beautiful, peaceful night. Our neighbors were lighting fireworks, bottle rockets and such. Something caught my eye. It appeared to be a big, round, fireball hovering over my garage.

At first I thought maybe it was a firework, but it was pretty big and it just sat there for a minute. I pointed it out to my family who all began to watch the ball of fire. It hovered above the garage for a minute, then it started moving further away but slowly.

Then it disappeared! Right after that, as we all continued to look into the sky to find it again.

We all saw a very quickly moving "star" that took off and was traveling at a very fast speed and then also disappeared.

This was not a shooting star!! I have never seen anything quite like it.

All who saw this that night could barley speak. When I saw the increased sightings of "fireballs," I had to post this. We saw one!! For sure!!

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))