Utah UFO

UFOs Over Utah Drop Flare-Like Objects

Jan 31, 2011 – 11:55 AM
Lee SpeigelLee SpeigelContributor

What were those bright, flare-like objects dropped from aerial red UFOs over Utah? No official explanation has been offered.

With so many small video cams and cell phones that include cameras, it’s become more and more commonplace that people are videotaping weird things seen in the sky. And one of the latest comes from Utah.

Last week, strange lights in the sky were reported, videotaped and posted online by folks in the American Fork, Utah, area.

Three red lights appeared in the sky, hovered in formation for about 15 minutes and dropped bright, white-colored objects, reports ABC4.com.

A local resident, Lynette Chidester, noticed that the odd lights in the sky made no sound and didn’t blink at all. “I don’t believe in extraterrestrials,” she said. “I noticed over the roof of the garage a red light and a white light, and the red light isn’t flashing like an airplane light does — that’s what drew my attention to it.”

Chidester said there ended up being three red lights, and she saw something strange happen.

“Out of the red light comes, like, a firework — the phosphorescent silver — it’s coming down out of it and I thought, ‘OK, I’ve never seen that before.'”

A few miles away, Mike Galbraith was in a shopping center parking lot when he also saw the lights, which he captured on his cell phone camera.

“I looked up and there were three red lights and then they started dropping what looked like flares or something bright was dropping straight down,” he said.

“They looked like they were flying in formation perfectly together and then, whatever was dropping looked like it was burning real bright,” Galbraith added.

Local airport and military officials report nothing unusual happened in the sky over Utah on the night in question, so the incident remains, for the time being, unidentified, in keeping with the definition of UFO: unidentified flying object.

from:    http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/31/ufos-over-utah-drop-flare-like-objects/

Another Reason NOT to Live in Utah

Suicidal Thoughts Highest in Utah, National Survey Finds

Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 20 October 2011 Time: 12:00 PM E
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A new study of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in U.S. adults finds suicidal thoughts are the highest in Utah, and attempts are highest in Rhode Island.
CREDIT: © Ron Sumners | Dreamstime.com

While someone commits suicide in the United States every 15 minutes, many more think about it or even attempt to take their own lives, according to a new study showing that residents of Utah have the highest rates of such thoughts while suicide attempts are highest in Rhode Island.

A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2008 through 2009. Results showed that serious thoughts of suicide range from about 1 in 50 adults in Georgia (2.1 percent) to 1 in 15 in Utah (6.8 percent). [See complete list of state suicide numbers]

“Suicide is a tragedy for individuals, families and communities. This report highlights that we have opportunities to intervene before someone dies by suicide. We can identify risks and take action before a suicide attempt takes place,” said Thomas M. Frieden, CDC director. “Most people are uncomfortable talking about suicide, but this is not a problem to shroud in secrecy. We need to work together to raise awareness about suicide and learn more about interventions that work to prevent this public health problem.”