by Roger Marsh
A Utah witness at Layton reported watching and videotaping a star-shaped, pulsating object, while observing a second bell-shaped object with no light, according to testimony in Case 84488 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was in a front yard with a friend, his wife, and two adult children when the incident occurred at 7 p.m. on June 19, 2017.
“I live just south of Hill Air Force Base,” the witness stated. “An Air Force tanker passed overhead in the landing pattern which drew our attention. I was the first to notice the UFO. It was north of us in almost the exact same place as the last one I reported in 2016 at about a 45-degree angle from us and appearing to be directly east of Hill AFB.”
“The UFO flashed, but not in a regular pattern. At times, the flashes were very bright and at other times quite dim.”
Then a second object was seen.
“As the UFO moved south to be overhead, another one joined it to the east of us and traveling in the same direction. The second UFO did not flash, was copper-colored and circular like a ball. I was unable to get a picture of the copper UFO. Both UFOs were quite high in the air (possibly 1,500 feet+) and moving south at a leasurely rate. Each continued to rise until they passed through the clouds, which were high cirrus clouds. The event lasted approximately 20 minutes. No sound was heard and no discernable emissions from either UFO.”
The witness tried to find an explanation for the objects.
“Since the event is near Hill AFB and there was obvious air traffic, it makes no sense that the UFOs were weather balloons. They could have been Mylar balloons, but appeared to be too large and were clearly visible as they passed through the light cloud cover that was above the Francis Peak Radar Station, which is at 9,560 feet altitude. My location is at 4,500 feet altitude, making the UFOs over 5,000 feet above us as they passed through the clouds which was at a 45-degree angle. That means they were over 2.5 miles away when they disappeared from view.”
One of the objects appeared to have structure to it.
“Final point – when the star-shaped UFO passed directly overhead, it looked like it had some sort of structure attached to its bottom. I could not get my phone to focus on it. I eventually gave up on the phone and ran inside and grabbed my Canon EOS Rebel T6 and shot the last few photos with it showing the star-shaped UFO as it was passing through the clouds.”
Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, population 67,311. MUFON CAG member Stan Seba is investigating for Utah MUFON. Seven images and two video clips were included with the report, which was filed on June 19, 2017. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.