Occurred: 2010-04-29 00:52 Local
Reported: 2010-05-05 04:19 Pacific
Duration: 3-4 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Shape: Chevron
Characteristics: Lights on object

Chevron-shaped flying wing with 7 large round white lights

I was outside of the Aria Hotel & Casino at 12:52 am on Thursday morning, 4/29/10, looking up and admiring the enormous structure when movement in the sky above me caught my eye. I saw that it was a black flying wing/chevron shaped craft made of just 2 wings joined together at an angle of approximately 160 degrees. Each wing was a long narrow black rectangle; the "wingtip" edges did not taper at all and were squared off at 90 degrees, but with rounded corners. Arrayed along these wings were 7 round, white, non-blinking lights equidistant from each other and the front and rear edges, from tip to tip; the fourth central light was right on the central axis where the 2 wings would join (if they were separate pieces). The diameter of each of these 7 lights was approximately 50% of the width of the wing from the front edge to the back edge.

It is very difficult to judge never having been close to the craft to get a sense of scale, but its size may have been as much as 180 - 200 feet from left to right, and it may have been traveling at an altitude of 1200 feet. It is also possible that it was a larger craft traveling faster and higher, or a smaller craft traveling lower and slower; at any rate the speed I observed it moving at was almost leisurely. Its direction of movement was due west, or with a very slight northwest component, and it was silent. It was in my line of sight for 3-4 seconds before it moved out of sight behind the roofline of the entrance to the Aria.

Posted 2010-05-12

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