Name: Jeff Peterson
Date of Sighting: May 31, 2010. Approx. 11am
Location of Sighting: Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Shape(s) of UFO(s): Cigar
Size(s) of UFO(s): Large
Color(s) of UFO(s): Dark in color
Number of UFO(s): 1
Distance of UFO(s) in sky: Approx. 20,000 feet
Direction of Travel for UFO(s): West to East, then South.
Other Known Object(s) (For possible reference, or contrast): HIgh clouds, moved in and out of.
Further Description of Sighting: On May 31, 2010 in the backyard of my home in Salt Lake City, Utah (Sugarhouse area) I was sitting on my patio drinking a cup of coffee just staring at the sky noticing the extremely high cloud coverage all over the valley.
As I was looking at the sky I noticed an object circling in the sky like a bird of prey would do. My first thought was wow! that’s a huge bird. I continued to watch this thing as it would fly in circles slowly moving east toward me.
As it got closer I started to realize that this was not a bird, I had a much better view of it as it got closer and was looking for wing movement which I never saw. At this point I was confused as to what it could be.
Its altitude changed frequently as it went in and out of these high clouds and I never heard any noise from this thing. As I continued to observe this it started circling southward at which point it moved at a high rate of speed south across the sky and it was gone.
I decided to go inside to check the current ceiling report for Salt Lake City so I could have and idea of how high this thing was as it was going in and out of the clouds.
This website was my reference http://www.wunderground.com/US/UT/Salt_Lake_City.html?MR=1&theprefset=RADIO&theprefvalue=1# for the ceiling report for that day. They were reporting a 20,000 foot ceiling for that particular time of day.
That’s when I realized that this thing was not only large in size but its rate movement was beyond anything man made that I know of capable of these speeds. If you’ve ever looked at an airliner moving across the sky at 30,000 feet it appears to be moving quite slow.
This object moved across the sky at 20,000 feet covering dozens of miles in a matter of 3-4 seconds. I’m not sure what I saw but I do know that it was certainly unidentified, it was an object and it was flying!
One more point of interest I would like to share. This object spent most of its time over Salt Lake International airport’s airspace which I found to be quite interesting.