UFO Over Utah Valley, January 27, 2012

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This is not the first time suspicious objects have been seen hovering in the sky in the area, as several people have reported close encounters in the past few months.

Last year, a top secret FBI memo detailing how police and army officers witnessed a UFO exploding over Utah was unearthed.

The cable, marked ‘URGENT’ and sent to then-FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, details how an army guard, a policeman and a highway patrol, who were all miles apart, each saw a UFO, which they said exploded over mountains near Logan, north of Salt Lake City.

The memo is one of thousands of previously unreleased classified files that the bureau has made public in an online resource called The Vault.

Under the title ‘Flying Discs’, the document about the sightings in Utah said the three men each ‘saw a silver coloured object high up approaching the mountains at Sardine Canyon’ that ‘appeared to explode in a rash of fire.’ It added: ‘Several residents [reported] seeing what appeared to be two aerial explosions, followed by falling object.’

Documents show that an earlier UFO sighting had been investigated in Logan in September 1947. It said numerous witnesses told the FBI they saw ‘flying discs’ in formation that were ‘circling the city at a high rate of speed’.


Read more: London Daily Mail

The Daily Mail dismisses the man-made potential explanations and proceeds to take a credulous approach to the story by noting a “top secret FBI memo” was found regarding a UFO that exploded over Logan, Utah decades ago. [The photo shown under this description is a different memo that relates to “flying discs or flying saucers” recovered in New Mexico and recovered alien bodies.]

Anyway, the main point of this story is not that, but an additional detail. The same night, in the same place, someone manufactured a ring of light, sent it aloft. Wouldn’t you know, he made a video…

Sometimes UFOs are just someone attempting to make a scene. In this case, to expose the logo of the website “”.

So, while it’s not a deliberate hoax, it shows that there is NO reason to accept that anything in the sky has a paranormal explanation. The best we can say is “I don’t know” because human ingenuity should never be discounted.

Utah UFO Revealed As Marketing Attempt
by Sharon Hill, February 1, 2012