... I in company with Seth Utley & Br Loy & his family were called out in the night to view the signs in the heavens Which was three clouds having the appearance of fire & blood one in the North one in the East one in the West each about the size of an acre of ground. They arose from the Earth into the air. Frequently changed their places.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]