|Occurred : 7/18/2009 23:00 (Entered as : 7/18/2009 23:00)
Reported: 7/20/2009 11:23:15 AM 11:23
Location: Navajo Lake, UT
|Strange light seen on Cedar Mountain neer Navajo Lake!
On the evening of July 18, at 23:00 hours, I was sitting overlooking Navajo Lake on Cedar Mountain, when on the horizon I spotted what at first I beleived to be a comet. A large glowing cloud emerged from the tree line. I even mentioned that it looked like a comet to my freind. He agreed that it was strange seeing such a large glowing star cloud in the sky.
That is when things got even stranger. The cloud began to take shape and was soon the brightest light in the night sky. It was a differnt color of light than the stars in the night sky. The color was of a yellowish glow and at least 5 times if not more the brightness of any other star in the sky.
I called on my wife and son to come see what they thought it was. The light appeared to move before all in witness. I grabbed my camerea and was able to take 2 photos. I took both photos using the zoom on my camera and tried using a chair and a cooler to stablize my camera. The light was the only visible light to even be picked up on my camera. Before I could take a third the brightness faded to where it was no longer visible on my camera.(within 30 seconds) It soon began to look like a comet in the sky. (when looking at a comet dead on it is harder to see than when looking at it from corner of eye.)
The stars around the object appeared clear and in focus.
After fifteen more minutes the cloud took the shape of a yellow light again in the night sky. My wife and child were both getting nervous so I took them and went to bed.
I have seen many amazing things in the night sky but am baffeled as to what this was.