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Occurred : 3/15/2011 14:00 (Entered as : 03/2011 14:00)
Reported: 6/3/2013 10:03:36 AM 10:03
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5 minutes
Cylinder shape with no obvious means of propulsion maintained consistant low altitude & speed.

The year is 2011, the month is March, and the location is Las Vegas, Nevada. The time is 2:00PM and it is a sunny, clear sky afternoon. It also happens to be primary election day. I returned from voting and as the temperature was mild I went out to the patio and sat in a recliner to enjoy a bit of sunshine. The houses are two stories with chimneys extending approximately ten feet above the roofline. Between my house and the one next door is full bushy tree of about the same height as the roof.

I was gazing up at the sky and speculating on election results when an object emerged from the behind the tree moving slowly but steadily from west to east. It maintained consistent altitude, speed and was silent. The appearance was that of a large tall aluminum can turned on its side. The surface was dull silver with an area along lower rear in black. No wings, other protrusions, markings or obvious means of propulsion was evident. It certainly didn’t seem to be aerodynamically designed for flight.

I was somewhat drowsy when it first appeared and I immediately assumed that it was a banner or hot air balloon relating to the elections, which is not an unusual site in Vegas. I immediately dismissed this assessment, as the altitude was so low that a plane hauling it or the apparatus needed for it to be a hot air balloon would be visible and was conspicuously absent. I then considered that it might be space debris, perhaps part of a satellite that was falling to earth, but it seemed to be moving too slowly and steadily at a maintained altitude for this to be the case. The altitude was so low that the object was occluded from vision when it passed behind the chimney.

What I am about to report now is going to make me sound crazy or hallucinatory. I can only say that I have never been subject to hallucinations; and neither was I drinking alcohol or using any form of drugs, prescription or otherwise.

When the object began to pass behind the chimney, I got up and proceeded along the left side of the house to get a better view before it would pass behind another tree to my left. To my astonishment the object seemed to have simply vanished.

That evening I thoroughly checked all local news sources, but found no reference.

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