|Occurred : 10/20/2007 23:30 (Entered as : 10/20/07 23:30)
Reported: 12/29/2007 10:45:23 AM 10:45
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Duration:less the 10 seconds
|orange sphere 20 to 30 feet in diameter sharp edged flying south low altitutde. bright flash over large area
My son-in-law and I had been in the wilderness area approx 37 miles se of the closed off military boundaries of area 51 observing the skies for meteors and also to see anything that may fly out of the restricted area. At 2330 I observed a very large orange sphere off to the west of our location moving south along a small mountain range. The sphere appeared to be 20 to 30 feet in diameter and had sharp edges . It was not moving very fast but then just blinked out, like turning off a light. I was turning to my left to ask my son-in-law if had seen it when the area was lit up by a very bright flash, like an old flash from a camera. So bright it made me blink my eyes although I was not looking directly towards the area it came from. My son-in- was looking in the direction the flash of light came from and stated that it wasnt like a quick flash on and off but took almost a second to develop then go off. He did not observe the sphere as I did as he looking to the north.