UFO sighting in St. George, Utah

Sighting Basics

Case Number 83596
Date of the Sighting 2017-05-08 14:54
Date Submitted 2017-05-08 19:17 (Reported Same Day)
Time Zone HST
Source MUFON
Summary Observed from back patio a fluttering object which initially looked like a large white bird. it then moved se towards us and appeared to be a very large piece of plastic that had been caught in the wind. then it went up in the sky and out of sight
Tags video ufo floating light

Sighting Location

City St. George
Region Utah
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 84790
Latitude 37.10483
Longitude -113.56354
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

Sighting Photos, Videos and Media

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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 21-100 Feet
Alititude Treetop
Object Features Wings
Object Flight Path Stationary,Hovering then path,Straight-line path,Path with directional change,Path then hovering
Object Shape Triangle

Weather Details

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Sighting Statistics

• There have been 571 other sightings in Utah
• There have been 6 other sightings in St. George
• There have been 4 other sightings in the postal code 84790
• There have been 29 other sightings near St. George
• There was one other sighting in or near St. George on 2017-05-08

Sighting Details

me and my girlfriend were sitting on our back patio when we saw what appeared to be a ufo. at first it looked like a pure white bird fluttering in the sky. it then floated over fairly low in the sky in a se direction. it looked like it had a wing span at first . then as it got lower and closer it appeared to be a large sheet of plastic caught in the wind. it looked like a large plastic bag fluttering in the wind but it was bright and shiny. it continued ascending in the sky and the sunlight was reflecting off of it which made it appear metalic. it continued floating across the sky then it stayed in one spot for awhile. it continued to go up higher and higher until it looked like a star in the sky, then a pindrop until it finally went so high that it was no longer visible and totally out of sight. there was no cloud cover and the sunlight seemed to reflect brightly from the object. i tried to video the object with my phone camera and i did capture the object. the sun was so bright that it was hard for me to focus on the object with my phone. i captured some stills of the object and blew them up and enhanced them also. i have never seen anything quite like that before! we heard a jet in the sky about 20 mins after the sighting which was unusual since we seldom hear jets in our area.

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