Go Back Report # 787


1973 Provo State Park, UTAH

Whom It May Concern, The first unexplainable sighting was in the fall of 1973 on Utah Lake, near Provo, Utah. At the time, I was temporarily stationed by the USAF (rescued boat section) at the Provo State Park (also resided there in a trailer). At about 2200 hours on a calm night, I accompanied the chief ranger, Dennis Weaver, on his routine safety check of the boat harbor and boat ramp area. The park was void of patrons; no unusual or suspicious findings in the park. Looking out over the dark lake toward the far, uninhabited side (about six to 8 miles), we noticed a bright red light far out on the water surface. It looked like the burning of a railroad flare. To us, it was an emergency signal. Instinctively, I took a bearing. Promptly, Dennis and I manned a rescue boat and speeded toward the heading of the sighting, which by now had disappeared. We raced the boat to the approximate area, stopped the engines, first listened while using a powerful searchlight, then shouted, and listened again. No sound, no sighting. We moved on a little farther toward the desolate southwest bay. Suddenly, directly in front of us (distance undeterminable, but it was not far), an extremely bright and quiet large, whitish-blue flash occurred and very rapidly went straight up. The flash and movement lasted about 2 to 3 seconds, then it was dark again. There had been no accompanying noise or sound. Once more I stopped the engines. There were no ripples or waves coming in our direction, the surface was very smooth (due to a lack of wind on that day and night). We continued searching for more than thirty minutes. Nothing. Also nothing on the local news or in the papers on the following day.

This reference: http://www.aliendave.com/Utah_sightings_1999v.html



North America United States, Utah

Utah Lake Latitude 40-22-29 N, Longitude 111-44-15 W (D-M-S)

Provo Latitude 40-14-02 N, Longitude 111-39-28 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.gnis_web_query_form


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