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‘Utah Sightings’

1947: Nine Flying Discs Encountered by B-17

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: July 16, 1947 Sighting Time: 15:30 hours Day/Night: Day Location: Promontory Point, Utah  Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: Duration:  few seconds No. of Object(s): 9 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): approximately 40-60 feet in diameter  Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): round disks Color of Object(s): the top of them as sand colored, with light blue underbellies Number of Witnesses: Source: UFO Casebook, eyewitness report Full Report Nine Flying Discs Encountered by B-17-Utah, July 16, 1947 The ABC Program relative to UFOs has prompted me to provide details of my sighting of unidentified flying objects. This is the first time I have offered this event to any type of media. I was a member of the United States Air Force at the time… Read More

1952: Crash in Western Utah

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING/CRASH REPORT Date: late spring 1952 (Some say 1953) Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Western Utah Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-II (Close Encounter II) Observation of an object in close proximity to the witness, where physical traces (impression, burn, medical effect, etc.) are left or (electrical effect, heat) are felt Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): several hundred feet diameter Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): disc Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: several Special Features/Characteristics: Apparently some undescribed humanoids survived the crash and are holed up in the area, Source: CSETI Summary/Description: According to various sources, a large craft of several hundred feet diameter crash-landed in the area, clipping the top of a hillside and… Read More

1952: Encounter near Salt Lake City, Utah

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 3 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: night Location: Near Salt Lake City, Utah Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: half an hour No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer Color of Object(s): pulsing brightly from bluish-green to yellow, orange and back again. Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Features/Characteristics: A group of small men milled about in front of the saucer, Source: Clarion Call! Truman Bethurum Summary/Description: Still working the night shift, Truman Bethurum (involved in several encounters) was just completing repairs to several trucks on the camp’s perimeter when he saw what looked like a… Read More

1952: Encounter near Salt Lake City, Utah – 2nd Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: August 18 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Near Salt Lake City, Utah Urban or Rural: Rural Type of Report: Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Close observation with animate beings associated with the object. Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Clarion Call! Truman Bethurum Summary/Description: Barely two weeks after his second encounter Truman Bethurum saw the “scow” ship streaking down from the sky to a spectacular, silent landing less than 200 yards from Bethurum’s small truck. He joined the captain again in her cabin this time armed, in anticipation of their conversation, with a list of questions he had… Read More

1959: The Disappearance of Private Irwin

THINK ABOUTIT DISAPPEARANCE REPORT Date:  February 28, 1959 – March 15, 1959 Sighting Time: afternoon Day/Night: Location: Cedar City, Utah Urban or Rural: -Rural Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: Ninety minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): glowing object Number of Witnesses: single Source: Jacques Vallee, Passport To Magonia & The Ignored and Unexplained; Magonia 482 Summary/Description: He was of the opinion that he might be watching a crashing aircraft and made an immediate attempt to aid any survivors. He left a note in his car requesting that anybody reading it should call the police. On the side of his car he wrote the word “STOP” in… Read More

1961: Disc-shaped UFO evades pursuit by pilot

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: October 2, 1961 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Urban or Rural: – Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: Duration: 2 or 3 seconds. No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): 50 feet in diameter, and 8-10 feet thick. Distance to Object(s): 2 miles from the object Shape of Object(s): disc-shaped Color of Object(s): grayish Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: NICAP / Richard Hall (1964) from NICAP case report Summary/Description: A greyish disc-shaped object which hovered, wobbling on its axis, then evaded pursuit, was sighted October 2, 1961 at Salt Lake City, Utah airport. Private pilot Waldo J. Harris, a real estate broker, investigated the object in his light aircraft as 8-10 ground personnel… Read More

1998: Sphere seen over Salt Lake City, UT

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 15, 1998 Sighting Time: 3 AM Day/Night: Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: ND Duration: 3-4 seconds. No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: The object, which had appeared in the west, moved north, then turned northeast toward the witness at a speed estimated by the witness to be 60 mph. This estimate proved roughly correct. Based on a total distance of 310 feet traveled by the object from initial sighting to when last seen, the calculated speed is 70 mph if the time required was 3 seconds, or 53 mph if 4 seconds had elapsed. Size of Object(s): 65 feet (average) Distance to Object(s): 260 feet Shape of Object(s): Round Color… Read More

2002: The Dixieland Ecounter

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 2002 Sighting Time: Day/Night: night Location: Dixieland Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): 9 Entity Type: A praying Mantis Person  Entity Description: 9 foot bugs, that breathe through their abdomens,  they have six legs, walk on four with two in the air, very intelligent, they are the highest form of physical beings, and talk to each other in clicks,  Hynek Classification: CE-IV (Close Encounter IV) Abduction of the witness or other direct contact Duration: No. of Object(s): 1 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): triangular  Color of Object(s): Cloaked Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Dave Rosenfeld aka Alien Dave  Full Report Fruitland, Utah  Aug 1st 2002 Credit: Alien Dave Story told & updated by the 4 witnesses… Read More

2004: Photo Librarian Captures UFO on Film

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: May 18, 2004 Location: Provo Canyon, Utah, United States Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: Shape of Object(s): Disc Number of Witnesses: Special Features/Characteristics: Photo Source: Tommy J. Woodard / UFO Evidence, Summary: To the naked eye, Tommy Woodard’s digital photograph appears to be nothing more than a pretty picture of trees in Provo Canyon. But zoom in, he says, and the purple glow of a saucer hovering at an angle above the tree line starts to take shape. Full Report This UFO photograph was featured on CNN Headline News. Below is the Associated Press news article, describing this photograph: ‘Utah: Photo Librarian Captures UFO on Film’… Read More

2004: UFO photographed in Zion National Park, Utah

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September 7, 2004 Sighting Time: 8:48 AM Day/Night: Daytime Location: Zion National Park, Utah Urban or Rural: Rural (Zion Natl Park) Hynek Classification: DD (Daylight Disc) Metallic or whitish object seen in the day. Duration: Unknown: Discovered on photograph later No. of Object(s): Single Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): Same diameter as moon Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): metallic gray Number of Witnesses: 0 (we were unaware at the time) Source:  UFOEvidence.org  Original Source Summary/Description: “While on a road trip through Arizona and Utah on Labor Day weekend, 2004, my son and I visited several national parks. We stopped for a very brief visit in Zion National Park near Cedar City, Utah. I took 27 photographs in the park on the… Read More

2005: The Woodland Hills UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 15, 2005 Sighting Time: 3:30 am Day/Night: early morning Location: Spanish Fork City, Utah Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: 4 hours No. of Object(s):  Multiple Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): about three city-blocks wide and two blocks tall | about 20 feet-wide and 10 feet-tall Distance to Object(s): 300 feet above this city Shape of Object(s): diamond | egg Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: ©:-Tracy J. Crockett www.ufocasebook.com Full Report On December 15th, 2005, A friend and I had the following UFO sighting. At 3:30am, on this morning, with me at the wheel, my friend and I went on a little drive to see the UFO activity in Utah Valley. We… Read More