Description: I was driving southbound on Utah State Road 65 from the East Canyon Reservoir area (Wasatch mountains) toward Salt Lake City/Interstate 80 enjoying the autumn leaves on Oct 8th, 2013 at approximately 4:30 to 5 PM MDT. Relatively few cars were on the winding mountain road and the sky was very overcast. While driving on a fairly straight portion of the road, a glowing white light caught my eye. The spherical object was approximately the size of a cantaloupe or basketball and was hovering stationary near the top of a large tree. The object seemed to shimmer white light yet did not blink lights and did not change light color. It was a glowing ball of white transparent light. I quickly braked and grabbed my I-phone (which was in camera mode as I had been stopping periodically to take pictures of the autumn leaves) and snapped a picture of the glowing orb. Mere seconds later, the orb appeared on the opposite side of the 2-lane road at approximately the same height off the ground yet I did not witness the orb move from one location to the other. It was simply as if it “disappeared” as it moved between locations within seconds. I quickly snapped a second picture before the object simply was no longer visible. No longer seeing the object, I proceeded in driving toward my destination. Once in Salt Lake City I stopped to look at the two pictures of the object I had taken. I was surprised to see that the object (which had appeared bright white to my eyes at the time I observed and photographed the object) appeared glowing GREEN, not white, in the two photographs! The lighted object I witnessed and photographed was not a reflection from another vehicle or street sign, nor was it a malfunction of my I-phone camera (inasmuch as I have taken literally hundreds of photos of this season’s autumn leaves on the I-phone at varying times of the day and early evening and have never seen a reflective green spherical object inadvertently appear in any of them). The green orbs shown in the attached photographs are what appeared to the naked eye as white glowing orbs. I do not know what it was I witnessed and photographed. I do however know I successfully captured whatever it was in two valid photos.
Note: It is important to note that the witness saw the object and did later find it in the background of the photo. The object first appeared on the right side of the road and then the left side of the road. The witness did not see it move. The fact that skies were overcast lessens the chance that this object could be due to a reflection.
|Where did this happen?||Utah State Road 65|
|City||Salt Lake City|
|Case Manager Name||UFOs NorthWest|
|Case Manager Website||www.ufosnw.com|