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Strange lights spotted in the night sky above Salt Lake City in Utah caused a stir over the weekend.
Three white lights were darting in the sky, moving at around the same speed and changing direction, prompting people to think they were seeing a UFO .
But the lights could have just been part of a pre-game show at the nearby Rice-Eccles stadium, reports Fox 13 .
The filmer, called Tommae Billings, said: “Saw these strange lights while we were driving up 700 East tonight.”
A University of Utah spokesman told Fox 13 that a US Navy parachute team dropped into the stadium about the same time as the lights were seen.
One commenter said: “They are just sky divers with lights shining into their shoots.”
In the video, the passengers in the car are shocked at what they see when they look up.
One notes that they keep changing, while another shouts “what is that?”
Another video, shared on twitter, appears to have the lights moving across the sky, not just down towards the ground.
The filmer, Gerardo Rios, was later told about the seals dropping into the stadium, but told of his fear.
He said: “Man, I tell you, it was really scary not knowing what those ‘flaming balls’ were. I stopped filming and started running back home.”
But a NASA ambassador said the lights looked like a satellite which may have broken up in orbit, or even flares.
Another commenter, called Mike, said: “I live in North Ogden and I have seen the 3 lights, they change formation very slowly. And I have seen them more than once.”
The Leap Frogs are the official parachute demonstration team of the US Navy, and perform from April to December.
They are a 15-man team, made up of US Navy Seals who work with the team for three years before returning to service. They freefall with smoke or streamers in their performances.