A Utah witness recalls events from September 11, 1978, while traveling near St. George and observing a 100 to 200-foot diameter “shimmering orb” floating between 30 and 50 feet off the ground, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
“Entering Utah, near St. George, at approximately 8 a.m., I noticed on my left a shimmering orb floating without moving, just sort of hanging in midair about 30-50 feet above the ground,” the witness stated.
The witness and several other cars pulled off to the side of the road at one point to observe the object.
“I got out of the car, as did the others, and looked at the object as it was about 300 or 400 feet away from where we had parked. There was almost a translucency about it, kind of silvery-grey. I saw no lights, or portals, windows, or markings of any kind on it. It made absolutely no sound. I saw no source of how the orb was powered. If it weren’t so huge, it seemed to be approximately 100-200 feet in diameter, I would have thought it a hologram. It was translucent NOT transparent so I could not see through it.”
After about one minute of observation, the object “blinked out,” the witness stated. The witness and the others at the scene then simply got into their vehicles and moved on.
“Strange, the others standing there all had the same response I did, we looked at each other and some of us just shrugged then we got into our cars and left.”
St. George is a city in the southwestern section of Utah, is the county seat of Washington County, population 72,718. No images or video were included with this MUFON report, which was filed on January 19, 2011.