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Calls of UFO after strange light seen over Utah

Posted at 11:11 AM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 15:25:59-04

TOOELE, Utah — While it didn't cause the same panic seen in 50s Sci-Fi movies, a strange light glowing over northern Utah on Tuesday caused some to wonder if the alien invasion had begun.

Just before sunset, many people began sharing photos and videos of the light hovering in the western sky, with some asking if it was a UFO.

The light appeared to look like two cylinders that were attached to each other.

"We stayed outside till it left, it disappeared into the sky looking like a far away star. Sooo weird," wrote a FOX 13 News viewer.

Of course, the simple answer to possibly solving the mystery would be to say the unidentified flying object was just a weather balloon. But on Twitter, the Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service said it was not their balloon.

It appears the object was part of fleet of stratolite balloons, possibly from a company called World View Space.

Video from Stephen Price below shows a close up view of the balloon

Close up of balloon

Stephen Price was able to get an extremely close look at the balloon through his telescope. He said the balloon turned "a brilliant orange just before the sun dipped below the horizon, then it seemingly disappeared."

Did you see the strange lights in the sky? Share your photos and videos with FOX 13 News by sending them to news@fox13now.com.