NUFORC Sighting 13814

Occurred: 2000-08-16 22:42 Local
Reported: 2000-08-17 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3-5 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

08/16/00 22:42 hrs fireball from south to north salt lake county

i was traveling west on 4800 so and saw a brilliant white light plumeting through the partially clouded sky. holding my thumb at arms length, the meteor or whatever it was would have been equal to the size of my thumbnail. it streaked in and out of the clouds at a very quick pace, traveling and descending from south to north. it was in what appeared to be one of the popular landing approaches to the salt lake intl airport, however at a steeper descent and a greater speed than even a crashing plane would have achieved. due to the fact that i saw it go in and out of the clouds i feel reasonably sure it crashed somewhere near I215 and I80. the light did disappear before it would have contacted ground.


The object was witnessed from as far away as Medford, OR, and from multiple points around the Pacific Northwest. PD

Posted 2000-08-19

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