NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1978 05:00 (Entered as : 1978 05:00 to O6:00)
Reported: 2/26/2000 11:46
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Vegas (interstate east of), NV
Shape: Light
Duration:
I THOUGHT IT WAS A MORNING STAR UNTIL A CLOUD COVER MOVED IN BEHUND IT. I PULLED OVER TO TAKE A PHOTO AND AS I AIMED MY CAMERA THE OBJECT SHOT STRAIGHT UP AND DISAPPEARED IN A FEW SECONDS

IT WAS THE MOST STEREOTYPICAL SITUATION YOU CAN IMAGINE. STRAIGHT OUT OF A 50'S SCI-fi MOVIE. I WAS DRIVING ACROSS THE DESERT OUTSIDE OF LAS VEGAS NEVADA. MY FRIEND AND HIS GIRL FRIEND WERE SLEEPING IN THE BACK OF OUR VAN. I TOLD THEM BEFORE THEY FELL ASLEEP THAT IF I SAW A FLYING SAUCER I WOULD WAKE THEM UP. I HAD BEEN DRIVING ALL NIGHT AND WAS ENJOYING THE SUNRISE OVER THE DESERT. AT SOME POINT I NOTICED A BRILLIANT STAR . AS DAWN BROKE THE OTHER STARS DISAPPEARED BUT NOT THIS ONE. IT STAYED IN THE SAME POSITION FOR TWENTY MINITES. I RULED OUT PLANE COPTER,WEATHER BALLOON ETC.IT WAS BRILLIANT JUST LIKE A STAR AND APPEARED COMPLETELY STATIONARY IN THE SKY.THEN I NOTICED A CLOUD COVER COMING BEHIND THE CLOUD AND REALIZED FOR SURE THAT IT WAS NOT A PLANET OR OTHER HEAVENLY BODY.AFTER AWHILE I PULLED OVER AND GRABBED MY CAMERA AS I POINTED THE CAMERA AT THE 'STAR' IT IMMEDIATELY SHOT STRAIGHT UP IN THE SKY AND WAS OT OF SIGHT IN SECONDS. I SAT THERE FOR AWHILE AND CALLED TO MY SLEEPING FRIENDS IN THE BACKS.HEY ED I SAID, I JUST SAW A UFO. SHUT UP HE SAID AND LET US SLEEP.THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER DOING WAS PUTTING GAS IN THE VAN IN VEGAS.I SAID NOTHING ELSE TO ED BEAUSE I KNEW HE WOULD NOT BELIEVE ME ANYWAY.