|Occurred : 4/23/2004 21:00 (Entered as : 04/23/04 21:00)
Reported: 1/19/2007 10:08:06 PM 22:08
Location: Henderson, NV
|Red light over Lake Mead viewed from Henderson, Nevada.
My father in-law and I were outside in the backyard watching several planes coming in from the east to land at McCarran Int. Airport.
As we follow the airplanes into the distance counting how many coming in, there was a red light standing still at the end of the traffic. It seemed to be like the next airplane to come in but too far to be in the flight plan to land.
My father in-law said "Hey, that's not a plane." I said "That looks like it's over the lake or maybe past the lake." (Lake Mead) We watched it for about a minute and then saw it start to travel straight up.
As it started to move, it seemed to slightly shimmy side to side while moving upwards in altitude. It was hard to judge distance of travel but it lasted about 20 to 25 second before the light turned to a 45 degree angle and continue to ascend at a slower rate.
At the 45 degree angle, the light gradually faded as if it was ascending and traveling away from us. This lasted about 30 seconds before completely fading away.
Unfortunately, I did not have a camera and besides my camera would not have the resolution to pick up the light clearly. There is no doubt, on my life, that this light was not something an ordinary aircraft could do.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))