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Occurred : 3/1/2001 19:45 (Entered as : 03/01/01 19:45)
Reported: 3/3/2001 15:38
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Henderson (Las Vegas), NV
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Four bright orange/yellow lights in the Las Vegas Valley

We have a home in Henderson, NV. with a panoramic view of the entire Las Vegas valley. My wife called me upstairs to look at the strange lights in the sky across the valley. There were 4 bright orange/yellow brightly glowing balls of light. The lights remained perfectly fixed. I have a telescope set up. I looked at the light and they were perfectly round, no wings or other support structures several times brighter than any light in the Las Vegas valley. After about three minutes of viewing, the lights still had not moved, I noticed jet fighters take off from Nellis AFB and go toward the lights. The fighters turned toward the lights and appeared to be on a course toward the lights. The fighters had to traverse about 2/3 of the valley to get to the lights. When they were half way to the lights the highest light blinked out, about 15 seconds latter two more lights blinked out at the same time and the fourth light went out about 5 seconds latter. The jet fighter flew to where the lights were and then appeared to go in circles for the next five minutes before returning to the base. As the fighter was searching the area two helicopters also moved into the area. I believe the helicopters came from the North Las Vegas airport.