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Occurred : 8/17/2006 22:05 (Entered as : 08/17/06 22:05)
Reported: 8/17/2006 11:13:01 PM 23:13
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Midvale, UT
Shape: Other
Duration:40 minutes
Strange objects in the night sky over Midvale (Salt Lake City), Utah

August 17th, 2006 -- a few minutes after 22:00 MST This was at night, no moon, slightly hazy but the stars could be seen pretty well. I was sitting outside of my house in Midvale (Salt Lake City) Utah having a cigarette. After casually gazing at the southern sky for a few minutes I started noticing objects appearing from the east. My first impression was that it was a flock of white birds, illuminated by the city lights, flying to the west. But then they formed into a perfect triangle, changed course slightly, and traveled west then disappeared into the sky. Frankly, I thought I was just seeing things or they were in fact a flock of birds. Another wave of these white objects then appeared, formed into 3 triangles, then headed to the west. At this point, I was convinced I was seeing UFOs. I am 30 years old and have never dreamed that I would witness something so strange in the night sky. Then I started seeing other types of objects. They were very big objects that looked liked grey clouds, but they all had sharp edges and were with the same exact shape, these flew side by side and headed of towards the western sky. They started coming wave after wave, mostly the white objects that were sometimes accompanied by the much larger grey objects. At this point I was getting quite scared and simply could not believe what I was seeing. Then I saw a group of red orbs that formed into a cluster ball, this was surrounded by some kind of light that resembled a corona or aura. This headed in a slightly different direction but still slowly to the west. When it traveled, it passed behind my neighbors house, then reappeared on the other side then faded after it traveled for a bit. I was already stunned by witnessing the previous objects, but this one just blew me away. After that happened there was nothing in the sky for a few minutes, then the waves of the white and grey objects passed close overhead. This went stop and go and the entire experience lasted around 40 minutes. During the time I was on the phone with my girlfriend and brother describing what I was seeing and was astounded to say the least. I have always been a skeptic. I don't believe in ghosts, voodoo, psychics and such things. I have always had doubts about UFOs, but I always believed they could be possible. I never thought that in my life I would see something like this and hopefully I will always remember. This could not have been anything man made. The way the objects were moving in the sky almost looked like they were alive. They were completely silent as they grouped up in formation and flew towards the west. It is hard to say how far the objects were considering that I have no idea what they were. All of the objects were kind of faint, but you could still make them out because of their movement. One of the white object clusters blinked several times then disappeared. I sincerely hope somebody confirms this event, it was awesome and I would like to compare sightings. I called FOX news to see if anyone else reported, but they said no. I made this call at 23:15 MST.