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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/21/2015 21:30 (Entered as : 10/21/2015 21:30)
Reported: 1/21/2015 9:26:47 PM 21:26
Posted: 1/26/2015
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 2 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Bright purple sphere hovering over the I-215 East Freeway in Salt Lake City, UT.

I was driving East on I-215 and just before Highland Drive and I witnessed a round orb hovering over the freeway. It was unlike anything I have ever seen before. The center was colorless. It was surrounded by a very bright purplish glow that stood out like a sore thumb.

My initial reaction was WTF is that! It was not a plane or helicopter. The light surrounding it was solid and did not flash. I was able to see it for about a minute before it went out of view behind my car. I then watched my review mirrors and was able to catch one more glance in the mirror. It was hard to tell the size or how high it was. It seemed much lower altitude than a plane would fly.

The sky is very clear tonight. I can see more stars than usual. There is no wind or any other weather factors tonight.