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Witness describes low flying cylinder UFO

A Utah witness at West Jordan reported watching a cylinder-shaped UFO hovering while it changed colors before slowly moving away, according to testimony in Case 78051 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was a passenger in a vehicle at 7000 South and Redwood when the driver first noticed two lights hovering under 500 feet.

“At first I thought it was a plane,” the witness stated.“But the lights weren’t moving, just standing very still.”

The witness was able to describe the object better once they approached it.

“As we got closer, between the two bright, white lights was a cylinder-shaped figure. It turned into a glowing purple, and then slowly turned red, and then blue. As we passed I looked behind me to watch. Then it slowly started moving towards the northern side of Utah while changing into the three colors. Then I looked away. I felt very excited and shocked. I couldn’t believe my own eyes.”

Field Investigator created this illustration of the object based on witness statements. (Credit: MUFON)

Field Investigator created this illustration of the object based on witness statements. (Credit: MUFON)

Utah MUFON Assistant State Director Robert Crowe and Field Investigator Cary Crowe investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

“The witness described the object as being about two car lengths long (two newer Chevrolet Camaros) and the width of a Camaro. A 2014 Chevrolet Camaro is 188 inches in length and 76 inches wide, according to the website, Edmonds.com,” the Crowe’s stated in their report.

The object was first seen hovering above 7000 South and Redwood in West Jordan, Utah. (Credit: MUFON)

The object was first seen hovering above 7000 South and Redwood in West Jordan, Utah. (Credit: MUFON)

“Witness noticed a door that was centered on the cylinder about 10 feet by 10 feet. She explained the door was the type that rolls up, similar to an airplane. Above the door, there was an orange blinking light that stopped blinking after she saw the object. The cylinder appeared to be rough in texture with black or another dark color as the base color.Witness did not know or did not see a source of propulsion.On the end of the pulsing light domes, which were the size of a large trampoline, were these evenly spaced ‘stringy’ lights. They were spaced about a foot apart where they attached to the sphere. The lights seemed to be solid and appeared to be 6 to 8 feet in length.”

The investigators combed the neighborhood of the sighting area for four hours and were unable to find another witness. The local West Jordan Police Department was also contacted and they had no reports related this this event. Additionally, the South Valley Regional Airport had no reports either.

The object slowly moved away after changing colors several times above 7000 South and Redwood in West Jordan, Utah. (Credit: MUFON)

The object slowly moved away after changing colors several times above 7000 South and Redwood in West Jordan, Utah. (Credit: MUFON)

Investigator’s Conclusions: “I am unable to conclude the identification of the object reported by the witness. No other sightings of this description could be found in a 1,000-mile radius. Until such time as new information is made available, I must dispose of this case as Unknown.”

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.

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    Sounds like a case reported to MUFON of a “barbell” shaped object in 2013. “JULY 27, 2013 …. FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA

    On the evening of july 29th, 2013 at approximately 9:45p.m. while driving home on a lonely dark country road I saw what appeared to be a set of stadium lights rising above the trees in a wooded area about 1/4th of a mile off the road. I was briefly perplexed thinking “I didnt know there was a ball field out here.” Being that I was on a hill I had a fairly good view. As I proceeded down the hill I decided to pull over to get a better look. I turned my truck off and was struck by the deafening silence that surrounded me. What had happened to the nightly frog and cricket orchestra that graced our country summers? The two lights suddenly appeared to be so much closer, even though up until this point I had not seen them move. They slowly advanced towards the road and within what seemed like a second were directly in front of me just a little above the tree line. I said out loud “oh my god, oh my god”. It was now evident that the two lights were connected by a long, dark body which donned a row of small airplane-like lights of varying colors (red, blue, green). The shape resembled a barbell with the lights being the weights. It was about the size of a commercial airplane. To be so humongous it was amazing that I heard NOTHING! And the lights were so bright however my vision was unaffected. The vessel disappeared from my visual field once its entirety had crossed the road. I pulled away and looking in my rear view mirror saw nothing.”

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