Appearance / Description of Object(s)
shiny silver saucer
Description of Area / Surroundings
Isolated desert back then. 2 lane highway with light traffic. Mountain range to the west looked very small.
Full Description & Details
June 1972 Driving south of Provo late in the afternoon. I happened to look up to the right and saw a weird bright cloud. It looked close, hard to tell, maybe 1/2 mile up? Kept driving, looked up again, it was still there. I started watching it, it appeared to be moving along with the car. This went on for 15-20 minutes, then all of a sudden it decided to leave. That's when it turned into a perfect silver saucer, shooting off to the west. I'm like "Holy Sh*t!". I had a camera in the glove box and started taking pictures while I was driving. Very quickly it was over a mountain range that was probably 20-30 miles west, but I could still see the sun glinting off from it.
There had been no noise.
Later I had the film developed, found one photo with a little saucer shape in the corner. I had that corner blown up. Unfortunately, the image diffuses and I just have a fuzzy shape.
I believe the 'bright cloud' was some kind of cloaking, not just a reflection from the sun.
Years later I heard a guy's story from back east that sounded identical.
be explained as any conventional man-made or natural
This saucer would fly circles around anything we have today. There is NO DOUBT what it was.
Back then I was in the printing industry. Then moved to computing sector.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I was 18 at the time. It was my first sighting. (had another completely different) I had heard 'flying saucer' stories but didn't know what to think of it until the sighting. I've studied the subject alot since then. If it was military (not) how were they flying around the globe since early man's existence?
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: My friends and family have always thought I should have reported it.
Name: Tim M
Location: Flagstaff, AZ