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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/20/2002 23:15 (Entered as : 1/20/02 11:15 PM)
Reported: 1/20/2002 11:41:47 PM 23:41
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Changing
Duration: 50 seconds
We saw an odd-shaped object with a tilted oval bottom and what appeared to be a triangular sail pointing off to the side.

The object sighted in the western portion of the sky (about n/nw)was very bright white in color. It was very large and seemed reasonably close to where I was standing. The shape was odd in that the bottom portion was somewhat oval, but like an oval tilted with an appendage attached to it. The appendage was triangular in shape, but seemed attached to the tilted cylinder like a sail. The point of the sail pointed to what would be south/west. The object did not move at all for about 15 seconds as I watched it, before running into the house to call my wife to come look. She came out immediately, by which time the object seemed to have moved far to the north/northwest and appeared only as a bright circle. As we watched it suddenly got smaller and smaller and faded out and disappeared, all within about 6 or 7 seconds. I have never seen a UFO before, and don't know if I saw one this time, but this was by far, the oddest object I have ever witnessed in the sky. My wife and I were both amazed. Have you any idea of what we might have seen? Our phone number is (702)363-2212. I called your hotline and left a message. My e-mail is Ben Pearlman