Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/16/2017 19:50 (Entered as : 09/16/17 19:50)
Reported: 9/16/2017 8:38:30 PM 20:38
Posted: 9/21/2017
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Explosion, or crafts that looked like torches.

At first looked like a comet or meteor breaking apart, very torch like falling slowly toward the north and east (over the U of U from my point of view).

Looked like they were burning, and falling.

They slowly spread into a diamond formation, continuing to head down, occasionally disappearing behind clouds. At one point some of them changed direction back toward the west, still heading downward. Sort of like a falling ember, but much larger and farther away.

Lost site of the fourth one behind the trees, then they started blinking out. The last one I saw change directions again behind the trees.

((NUFORC Note: Possible nighttime parachute jump?? PD))