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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/18/2000 23:45 (Entered as : 03/18/00 23:45)
Reported: 3/21/2000 12:06
Posted: 5/3/2000
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Oval
Duration: 5-7 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
I was on vacation in Vegas on 3-18. My friend and I were crossing from the NY hotel to Excalbur hotel when we came upon a crowd of 50 people, including a Nevada police officer, looking toward the sky. We looked up and saw a large orange oval hoovering in the sky. It was not a plane or blimp but something I never saw before. Within minutes it slowly moved out of sight.

((NUFORC Note: Two blimps are flying over Las Vegas, NV, currently, but the witness seems to have rejected that possibility as an explanation for his sighting. We received no other report, and we do not know what the object was.))

((NUFORC Note: The above comment is nothing but conjecture, of course, since we did not see the object. We would like to call attention to the report, submitted by an retired military and airline pilot (20,000 hrs.) of his sighting in the vicinity of Tacoma, Washington, at 2332 hrs. (EST) on this date. Given that the two events occurred very close in time throws into question whether our surmise in the note above is correct, or not. Please see other reports for March 19, 2000. PD))