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The Utah UFO Display: A Scientist Brings Reason and Logic to Over 400 UFO Sightings in Utah's Uintah Basin
On June 24, 1947, Kenneth Arnold, a fire equipment salesman was flying his private plane on a business trip when his eye caught a flash in the morning sky. He turned to see a chain-like formation of bright, disc-shaped objects that were rapidly approaching Mt. Rainier. Arnold was an experienced and respected pilot, so it was difficult to doubt his word. Not surprisingly, n...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 8th 2010 by Bonneville
(first published 1974)
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This is a recent, updated edition of the author's earlier work of the same title. The author and a local teacher have collected over the years numerous UFO sightings by people in the Uintah Basin. Although some are misidentifications and there are some occasional liars and crackpots, the author found many of the witnesses to be fairly normal people who were puzzled by strange lights or objects they saw moving around in the sky. The author is open to various interpretations and possibilities. He...more
Interesting book about the wave of U.F.O. reports that hit N.E. Utah, (the Uintah Basin) in the 1960s. This book was first published in 1974 by the astronomy professor, Frank B. Salisbury, but he has added several chapters and done updates on a lot of the material. Some of it smacks me as filler material because it rehashes a lot of U.F.O. cases throughout history and assesses them from a scientific viewpoint. Salisbury seems pretty pokerfaced and objective, dealing with individual sightings and...more
this book is too old to really satisfy any serious modern quest to understand the phenomenon. the historical interviews of eyewitnesses is interesting and this book does a great service in preserving them. once the author let slip his dated theory that Martians were visiting us I just couldn't read past the interviews to his his analysis. The amount of flashing, multi-colored lights inherent to nearly all the stories is suspicious. These objects were meant to be seen. I still recommend "Aliens a...more