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Colorado-Utah: Multiple witnesses report low flying orb UFOs

UFO sightings in Colorado and Utah have been under the spotlight after a local TV news reporter spotted UFOs himself and caught them on camera. Case reports from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) reveal recent similar sightings over the past several weeks from both states.

County and local police in Colorado have been investigating UFO reports there with a comment from NORAD that no anomalies have been tracked in that area. Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, Utah, covered the story too of unusual objects spotted in the sky.

Multiple Colorado witnesses are reporting the same UFO in both daytime and nighttime sightings over the past few weeks, according to recent MUFON case reports. There have been a total of 27 total UFO reports since September 1, 2014.

MUFON Science Review Board Director Robert Powell, reached in Texas yesterday, said an investigation has begun and that MUFON is looking into how some of the cases might be the same object.

“At least 11 of those 27 reports are related to the same type of object,” Powell said today. “The characteristics are daytime sightings, usually early morning or late evening, of circular orb-type objects at high altitude. There is a good possibility these are the Google Loon balloons.”

Project Loon is under development by Google with a mission to provide Internet access to rural areas. High-altitude balloons are placed at an altitude of about 20 miles to create an aerial wireless network with up to 3G-like speeds.

Utah MUFON is especially interested in Case 60490 that occurred on October 2, 2014, as a mass sighting from Salt Lake City to Vernal.

Witness image from Utah Case 60490 that occurred on October 2, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image from Utah Case 60490 that occurred on October 2, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)

The following are 16 selected recent Colorado cases of interest – some include video and photographs.

October 7, 2014

Case 60450, 6:45 p.m., Elizabeth, CO.  Witness took a series of photos that have orbs in them. No images uploaded with report. Under investigation.

October 5, 2014

Case 60402, 1:30 p.m., Austin, Delta County, CO. “Triangular white orbs flying around above me out in desert.” Witness video (seen below). Under investigation.

Case 60462, Northglenn, Adams County, CO. Witness observed a black object overhead. “We noticed it had little red lights on the bottom and two bright, white lights in the front. It moved real slow right over us and we watched several planes fly close to it. A 737 was passing right by it maybe 600 yards; and it blinked its lights twice right next to it. I know that pilot saw it. The object slowly moved northwest and slowly moved straight up until it vanished.” Under investigation.

October 3, 2014

UFO spotted over Colorado Springs, CO on October 3, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo for Case 60382 taken at Lake George, CO, on October 3, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)

Case 60384, 3:43 p.m., Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO. “ Heard fighter aircraft engine. Went outside to photograph fighter. Looked southeast and saw two disks hovering.” Witness photography: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5 and Image 6. Under investigation.

Case 60337, 3:39 p.m., Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO. “I observed three UFOs hovering in a symmetrical pattern at what seemed like 30,000 feet.” Under investigation.

Case 60329, 3:30 p.m., Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO. “One orb appeared as the four planes in the funeral air show made second round pass and then I saw another orb descend from like space with no com trail.” Witness photography: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4 and Image 5. Under investigation.

UFO spotted over Colorado Springs, CO on October 3, 2014. MUFON Case #60329. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo for Case 60329 taken at Colorado Springs, CO, on October 3, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of the object in the above image. (Credit: MUFON)
Close-up of the object in the above image. (Credit: MUFON)

Case 60382, 12:37 p.m., Lake George, Park County, CO. “Observed three sphere-shaped white objects of the same size, shape and color that were evenly spaced in a straight line aligned north-east to south-west.” Witness photography: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, and Video 1 and Video 2. Under Investigation.

Witness photo for Case 60382 taken at Lake George, CO, on October 3, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness photo for Case 60382 taken at Lake George, CO, on October 3, 2014. (Credit: MUFON)

Case 60322, 8 a.m., Alma, Park County, CO. “Three Orb’s of light hovering in same location for several hours! Hundreds of witnesses.” Under investigation.

Case 60314, 5 a.m., Weston Pass Campground, Park County, CO. “Star-like light in night sky descended, hovered, and then repeated.” Under investigation.

October 1, 2014

Case 60466, 8 p.m., Frederick, Weld County, CO. “Low, slow moving small object.” Witness photography. Image 1. Under investigation.

September 29, 2014

Case 60176, 1:16 a.m., Idaho Springs, Jefferson County, CO. “Low, slow moving small object.” Witness photography: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3 and Image 4. Under investigation.

September 28, 2014

Case 60182, 2:30 a.m., Drake, Larimer County, CO. “Both were bright, starlight-like – moving in a straight pattern through sky.” Under investigation.

September 26, 2014

Case 60130, 9:30 p.m., Parker, Douglas County, CO. “Appeared to be an explosion in a small craft in sky.” Under investigation.

September 25, 2014

Case 60191, 7:30 p.m., Kit Carson, Cheyenne County, CO. “Saw very bright light for approximately 20 minutes. Looked at it with binoculars and saw triangle shape with two white lights on top and red one on bottom. All connected by glowing white light.” References illustrations: Image 1, Image 2. Closed as an Unknown.

Case 60104, 6:15 p.m., Littleton, Arapahoe County, CO. “I looked straight up through trees and saw what I thought was a star, except it was too early for any stars to be out yet. It stayed in that spot, but quite glowing and was just a ball in the sky. It then changed to two balls, then three and then faded away.” Under investigation.

September 24, 2014

Case 60077, Pueblo, Pueblo County, CO. “Silver reflective object observed to the east above Pueblo County. This is not the first time. Sometimes there are up to three of these objects disappearing and reappearing. Also making unnatural movements to known physics.” Under investigation.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. Hi, I and my wife saw a white dot in the sky late Friday morning, October 3, from my house at Eleven Mile Village, Co. It was probably at a 30 degree angle Northwest. Who knows how high or how far. I do know it wasn’t a Google Balloon, ha, ha. For one it wasn’t twenty miles high? I was able to get a close focused look with my spotting scope. It was a silvery white oval on it’s side with no distinguishing marks that seemed to change slightly in luminessence. My wife spotted a second one at the same time. This whatever it was did not move or waver at all in the field of my fairly powerful spotting scope on a sturdy tripod. No balloon (tethered or not) or aircraft can do that in any sky, much less a windy mountainous sky. After maybe fifteen minutes it left. This seems to coincide directly in time with many reported sightings from Breckenridge, Co., and would be the same part of the sky. A video of a sighting from Crestone, Colorado taken by a meteorologist, I think the same time and day, looked exactly like the object that I and my wife witnessed.

  2. Hi Lyn,

    Good point on the Google balloon. If you see images of the Google balloon, they have an elongated bottom that extends and would also reflect light making that part visible. That is not seen in any of the photos that have been posted here or on other sites. As you mentioned, it would also not remain stationary for several minutes. So, I’m not sure why that is posted as a possible theory other than to appear open minded to other possibilities (pun intended).

  3. The orbs people have been reporting in colorado are the same thing I have been seeing along the RR Tracks for many years on the Colorado River Road between Gypsum and Steamboat Springs. They look small from a distance and I have seen them alongside Amtrack trains, and a few times there have been Dark unmarked Blackhawk choppers around. I DID REPORT THIS AND WAS CONTACTED ?

  4. I’m starting to think that these are balls of gas or chemicals solidifying from chem trails. Because on cloudy nights I see dots of light traveling the skies going in all directions, disappearing as quickly as they appear and some I can focus on till they fade. Just my opinion and maybe a possibility to look into.

  5. Hello, I’m wanting to get involved in the research on UFOs so I’ve been watching documentaries, series, and checking out local sightings on YouTube, which is how I came across this site. My question is why have all the links been crossed out and leaving me with a 404 error code?

  6. Hello, I knew I couldn’t be the only one who has seen this show up in their photos! I have been taking a lot of photos of orbs over the past few years and it really peaked my curiosity. I couldn’t find any substantial information that was scientific accept for one paper that is no longer available. Dust or fairies? Now ufo? Recently I have had two encounters with orbs with seven shining dots like the one in the first photo. I am even more curious so I thought I would share this with you. The images were taken on my android with a lot of direct light at two different locations in Oregon. I would gladly share them. Thank you for your time.

  7. I have a set of photos taken in Feb 2014 in Austin, TX that show similar orbs. I was taking pics of the sky to zoom in and check for dust spots when I noticed them. I send them to compare. I will prob upload them this weekend somewhere and post a link. I never believed in any of this stuff until they showed up in my own photos.

  8. that same orb thing keeps coming to my house at night. I don’t like it! Please help!
    I’m 32 yrs old. and not crazy I promise. 435-994-4108, Ryan Hughes Smithfield Ut

  9. I saw one of these things on Friday near tge WY/CO border in Utah. I was in the foothills of the Uinta mountains. Right before I saw this same small whitish silvery blue oval orb shape. It reninded me of the body of a jelly fish. Sinikar in color to the moon during the day, but looked nore like a evening star or refection if a plane. Thats what ithought it was, the later.

    Two things to note, 1 there were aircraft flying over the skies eoth no contrails. I like to check out planes as im a former mechanic. Oddly enough minutes before spotting this object I heard 3 planes flyover I suspected fighters but i saw none. I see jets all the time and this wasnt the first time this has happend.

    After the unsean planes I began to hike back and thats when I saw the ufo. After a second I realized it wasnt moving. With the binos, a small pair of field nikons, the object was almost impossible to focus on especially. I had to lay on my back and rest my arms to see it better. I did get puctures and some video both eith the phone and usin the bino as a telescope lense.

    No surface details. It was a little smaller than the width if my front sight post on my rifle. I wastcged it for about 10-15 mins and noticed it had drifted east over the mountains. Honestly I couldn’t tell where it was, or its size. So it ciukd have been in space and huge or 10 miles away and the size of a car. No idea. The next hour i watched it drift east. In relation to the mou tains maybe 5-10 miles over the entire time.
    It was about 1/3 to 1/4 up in the sky between the horizon and the zenith/above me.

    Ive been web searching the last few days and found this page. Hope this helps.

  10. Hi! About a week ago my sister and I were traveling from Aurora Co to Texas. We went through Colorado Springs. I thought there was a motorcycle trying to pass me up as I only saw one big bright light so I moved so it could pass me up, but when I looked it was gone. A few minutes later the same bright light was behind us again. I was really scared as the light kept turning on and off. You couldn’t see anything behind it just the bright light. This thing followed us the whole way until I could no longer drive from fear. I pulled into a gas station in Texas and we waited for daytime. To this day I’m scared to drive at night.

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