Grown-up male witness (DOB 1959), wedded, utilized as a sanitation chief, taking an outside rest at work, 3 AM (MST), Sept. 15, 1998, Salt Lake City, UT, watched an extensive, dark, circular question with a scar stamped underside surface.
Question, 260 feet from witness when first observed (in the west), drifted at treetop stature, then moved toward the observer at an expected 60 mph, coming extremely close to the witness. Question then vanished in the upper east.
Question's figured distance across: 65 feet (normal). No solid. Length: 3-4 seconds.
Agent met with witness, Chris Rock, at his home, Oct. 21, 2000, to take his announcement in regards to the UFO locating and later met with him at the area of the locating. Recreation of a 2-year-old UFO locating postures clear issues for the examiner, however formnately the witness made a composed record of the episode inside days of the event and posted the provide details regarding his site, firstname.lastname@example.org. Note additionally that the witness is a novice space expert.
At the locating area, adequate purposes of geographic reference set up the separation from observer to question when first and last observed. Be that as it may, our computed size of the question, while expressed in correct figures, is less sure, and ought to be viewed as best guess possible. Story
At 3 AM (MST) Sept. 15, 1998, witness was working at Westminster College, 1840 So. 1300 E., Salt Lake City On venturing outside, witness reports the night was cool, around 65 degrees F, perceivability clear (no mists). While confronting west, he let go his laser pointer into the sky toward west-southwest in the general course of Jupiter.
Inside a moment or two, a dim, round question, with an evident 7" breadth at a careful distance showed up in the western sky, floating over an adjoining working at a (deliberate) separation of 260 feet from the witness and 40 feet over the ground.
After observing the protest, witness killed the laser pointer. Witness expressed he was awed by what he was seeing and doesn't felt or thinking much in the following minutes. The question sat unmoving for 2 to 3 seconds. The witness states, "It didn't sway or weave. It sat as though it was secured. At that point in a moment it was moving over the highest point of the working before me. At that point it swung to move past me to my right side, straight over my head." The protest, which had showed up in the west, moved north, then turned upper east toward the observer at a speed assessed by the observer to be 60 mph.
This gauge demonstrated generally right. In view of an aggregate separation of 310 feet went by the question from starting locating to when last observed, the figured speed is 70 mph if the time required was 3 seconds, or 53 mph if 4 seconds had slipped by.
The witness expressed that the question had no apparent time of speeding up; i.e., the protest was still one moment and afterward moving at 60 mph the following. The witness watched the protest disregard him, traveling upper east, then lost it from view as the it go behind a building.
The minute prior to the circle moved out of view was the point at which it was nearest to the witness: 60 feet away at an ahitude of 40 feet. Now, the witness reports the question had an evident size of 21" at a manageable distance. Amid these last minutes, he watched the underside of the circle, which he portrayed as "ruddy, pinkish, with pits and pings and especially hole like."
He included that, aside from the base, the protest was smooth, dim, and featureless. The witness said he felt the protest knew about him. As the question ignored him, it went behind trees, traveling east behind a building.
The witness sought after the protest by walking, yet before he could clear the tree cover he heard a "blast," and when he came into a clearing the question was no place to be seen. "I don't know whether the "blast" sound was identified with the protest or not," the witness expressed.
He expressed that amid the locating no solid was heard originating from the circle, nor was there any detectable emanation or unsettling influence to the prompt surroundings inferable from the protest.
Following several days, the witness called Peter Davenport at the National UFO Reporting Center.