UFO SIGHTING REPORT
Ironton, Hwy 89, Utah County, Utah
November 23rd 1978
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Ironton, Hwy 89, Utah County, Utah, USA
Date: Thanksgiving Day, 11-23-78, approximately 10:00-10:30pm CST
Approach Direction: It came from the slight North East over the top of a mountain ridge along the side of the highway.
Departure Direction: It departed rapidly straightup and then in a southeast direction.
Witness Direction: I was driving a 1967 VW Bug North on old State Street (Highway 89).
Description: I was departing from my apartment where I lived at
the time, 819 N State Street, Springville, UT.
Approximately 1.5 miles out of town the highway
became very dark because there were no street
lamps and the mountain range along the eastside
of the Highway. It was not quite a half moon so the
mountains on the right seemed to cast an even
darker shadow upon the highway.
Out of nowhere
super bright flickering lights which were also
extremely rapid in motion caught my attention. I
looked up and then looked ahead onto the highway.
I also simultaneously checked the rearview mirror
to confirm the highway in both directions was black
as pitch and I was completely alone on this stretch
of highway. I was not quite 7 months pregnant and
had felt my baby lurch at the very same instant the
lights had caught my attention. I also pulled over
to a complete stop while I was checking the
highway for any other activity. I looked back up to
the lights in order to gain a clearer view and
understanding of what appeared to be an enormous
hovering object in the shape of a rapidly swirling
boomerang with three distinct end points. The
lights in the center were also distinctly swirling at a
different pace of motion from the outside of the
object's tripod ends. The object had the distinct
ability to remain stationary and it seemed to
momentarily hover. As my mind raced to make
rational observation of this object my physical eyes
were witnessing the object shoot straight up and
then projected back over the mountain ridgetop in
a southeast direction.
I jumped out of my car but
the night was suddenly just as dark as it had been
before the sudden blast of lights. Interestingly, I
did not feel afraid but more of an intense curiosity
as my mind continued to struggle to locate some
natural facsimile of correlation to what I had just
witnessed. My baby in my womb had been actively
kicking and moving after his initial lurch from
stillness which occured simultaneously at the
instant the lights caught my attention and
continued during the entire episode of experience.
He had also returned to stillness at the same
instant the lights disappeared. I got back into the
car and continued to scan the sky and the mountain
ridge as I drove to the destination of my husband's
When I arrived I told them of what I
had just witnessed. They did not know how to
respond. They did not argue or insinuate the
impression they did not take me seriously. I have
never spoken of it since. I have never even
mentioned this occurence to my son who was born
on Jan 6, 1979 at 10:19pm, CST around the same
time I had seen the soaring object 44 days before. I
just saw Danny Gordon's experiences on "Unsolved
Mysteries" which occured in the state of Virginia.
The information triggered the vivid recollection of
this experience because of both his description and
the fact my son has bought a home in Virginia last
Color/Shape: In comparison to the ridgetop of mountains on the
eastside of the highway the object was enormous. I
could not make any reasonable projection of
possible size because of the natural distortion the
eyes create when looking straight up the side to the
top of an enormous mountain ridge. What was also
startling was the swift maneuverability of
something that appeared to be almost as large as
the peak of the mountain's ridgetop. It's shape was
difficult to determine because of the constant
motion of the circumference and the object's center
of light activity. I could not determine a color as
this also seemed to change by reflection. I do
remember instantly thinking I was looking at the
top backside of the mountain's ridge which also
seemed to further confuse me.
Height & Speed: I could not determine anything of speed, height,
approach, or departure except rapid and impossible
continued to echo in my mind's assimilation to locate
anything to measure and compare it against.
TV/Radio/Press: At this time both Provo and Springville were sleepy
little towns which rolled up the streets at dark. It was
unusual for me to be driving so late but, it was a
holiday and I was running a favor for my now ex-
husband and his brother.
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