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Occurred : 11/17/1996 21:00 (Entered as : 11/17/96 21:00-22:00)
Reported: 2/4/1998 06:22
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:1 to 2 sec.
Saw a stationary "star" all of a sudden zip to the west, across the southwest sky.

I was on my patio with my binoculars watching the outbound aircraft from McCarren airport. I was following one aircraft for a while. There were two stars that came into view as the aircraft flew into the distance. All of a sudden the star on the right shot towards the west at an unbelievable speed. It was as if it was waiting for the aircraft to pass. It looked just like a star. You could not tell if from the billions of stars out that night. I continued to search for it. But never found it. I know it wasn't a reflection. I lived out south of town away from most of the lights of the city.