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Occurred : 5/9/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 05/09/97 21:00)
Reported: 8/14/2010 3:32:39 PM 15:32
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Set of 7 or 8 orange lights moving silently at airliner velocity, size and altitude over Las Vegas Nevada

I observed 7 or 8 amber lights that I at first thought to be an aircraft coming from McCarran airport. I was facing south from the area of Decatur and Charleston. I was intrigued because the lights were a bit unusual. I watched them coming towards my location. Two of the lights appeared to be closer than the rest as they appeared to separate slightly from the rest as they got closer, as if they were a bit forward of the others. All lights appeared to be connected to one object since they did not move with respect to one another except for the above.

As it got a bit closer I realized that it was NOT an airplane. I nudged my friend I was sitting with and said: LOOK AT THAT! She watched it pass directly overhead with me. It was totally silent.

I estimate the velocity to be 300 to 500 knots, similar to an aircraft and an altitude of 2500 to 5000 feet. The object covered about 3 to 7 degrees of arc from my view at its closest.

About two weeks later the TV show sightings had video of a UFO that appeared almost identical. It was from some other state much earlier.