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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/9/1997 16:00 (Entered as : 09/09/97 4pm)
Reported: 6/30/2000 08:45
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Formation
Duration:5 minutes
My wife and I watched 3 craft fly accross the airport grounds headed towards our hotel and become stationary above us.

The craft were flying in echelon formation out of the east accross the airport grounds. 1 Large 2 small, the large craft was in the front. When the large one slowed down. The other two literally vansished. the large one came to a complete stop and hovered over our location slowly ascending. I managed to get a picture of it at one point. You could see the object was plainly metallic with and appeared to be layered with distinct lines. The sun was glinting off of it. It moved through the small puff clouds that were passing over and was till visible as they passed underneath. As one cloud large cloud moved in and passed under it, I lost sight of it and when cloud moved on the craft was no longer there. I witneesed this object from the 15 floor window of the luxor hotel accross from the airport. Our room faced the front of the hotel. I sent my negative to a lab hear locally who did a stereo graph analysis of the pic to get an ide of it's size and height above the ground. the height was approximated at 1000 feet agl. The object was estimated at least 60 feet in diameter. I remember this day well. It changed my life and my beliefs.