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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/1980 12:00 (Entered as : May 1980 12:00)
Reported: 6/28/2019 3:36:42 AM 03:36
Posted: 7/5/2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 20 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Stationary weather balloon May 1980 Salt Lake City , daytime 20 minutes .

Your story about the stationary weather balloons was identical to my sighting in May 1980. I wrote to you about it a while ago.

The silver ball was so high, it was all I could do to stay focused on it which I did for about 20 minutes. There were 2 similar sightings in Australia and Brazil shortly after. The Australia sighting was off the coast and remained there and was gone at dawn.

The Brazilian sighting was different in that the object was moving very fast from right to left on the screen at tree top level with no sound.

What I saw appeared from my perspective to be over the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake which would also place it near the airport .