NUFORC UFO Sighting 7942

Occurred: 1999-04-24 21:00 Local
Reported: 1999-06-03 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 50

Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Shape: Chevron
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

4 lights in clear/clouds stopping/moving/hispeed @ sharp angles;lrg chevron/luminous objects form from gaseous bar/moves overhead

On April 24, 1999 @ 9:00pm, 4 of us walked out of the Monte Carlo Casino and saw a small group of people pointing at 4 lights in the southeast sky. These lights appeared to be interacting with each other, moving at high speeds, occasionally stopping and moving at extreme angles. The sky was fairly clear with some high clouds. These lights appeared to move behind and through the clouds on occasion. Within a few minutes, there were approx. 50 to 75 people witnessing the event. I could overhear several comments from the other people, and some were suggesting that perhaps they were high flying birds reflecting the lights from the strip. However, I thought that it was highly unlikely since the lights seemed to be very high and moving at extreme speeds. Approx. 5 minutes later, I began to see this long, thin vaporous line move across the sky in front of these 4 lights. It captured my interest because it appeared to move in a deliberate fashion. After observing this for several seconds, the gaseous line instantly materialized into 10 to 15 round, luminous objects that appeared to have all colors of the spectrum, and quite larger than the original 4 lights. They moved slowly high overhead in a chevron formation making no sound. One of the original 4 lights then joined with the objects as they continued high above. I had to bend my neck completely back; almost losing my balance to continue observing the phenomenon until it went over the Monte Carlo Casino and was obscured from my sight. Immediately, people began to shout with excitement. Some women were crying with fear, and some of the "skeptics" were stunned and annoyed that they could not explain it. I was absolutely blown away by what I saw. Perhaps, I could be persuaded to believe in some plausible explanation for the original 4 lights, but this phenomenon could not be explained away as birds, lasers, aircraft, satellites, or natural occurences, i.e., asteroids, meteorites, ball lightening or swamp gas. As we stood around in amazement, we continued to watch the remaining 3 lights in the sky. A minute or so later, I began to observe another vaporous line coming now from a point further south than the first, moving slowly, and instantly materializing again into 10 to 15 round, luminous objects moving in a chevron formation. Each time, it appeared that the objects were moving independently from each other but in formation. It did not appear to be one solid object. Unfortunately, approx. 15 minutes had gone by and the 4 of us had to get to the airport to make our flight back home to Seattle. The lights were still being observed as we walked away. The next day, I called the Las Vegas Journal to see if anything was reported. The Editor laughed and said there always was strange stuff going on in the sky and was not interested in getting my story. Background of Observers: 1. Myself, 38 yr old female with a college degree working as a leading corporate Human Resources Consultant and Trainer in Seattle. No previous UFO experience. 2. 44 yr old male with a college degree, well respected Executive with a national company in Seattle. No previous UFO experience. 3. 45 yr old male living in Las Vegas and working as a computer consultant for over 20 yrs. Has seen "strange lights" in sky before, but never a phenomenon of this magnitude. 4. 45 yr old male with college degree, owns an established business in Seattle.

Posted 1999-06-23

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