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Occurred : 1/8/2002 12:40 (Entered as : 01/08/02 12:40)
Reported: 1/10/2002 9:45:31 AM 09:45
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Other
Duration:15 minutes
Red Sphere with Silver Ring moving over Las Vegas Strip in Broad Day Light

My education is in Electrical Engineering and Nutrition Science. My wife and I were sunbathing close to the Las Vegas strip at about mid day. I was observing a plane in the sky, holding up my hand to obliterate the glare of the sun, and I noticed a glare in the sky near the sun at high altitude to the south. I observed it for a minute with the naked eye and said to my wife I think I might actually be seeing a UFO. My Wife said run and get the Binoculars. I ran and returned a minute later with 2 pair of high power binoculars. I was now apparant that the object had moved north closer to us still at a very high altitude, however. Through the binoculars we could make out the colors and shape of the object. It was a brilliant, shiny, bright red hemisphere on the bottom surrounded by a bright silver band. The band was like the outer edge of a traditional flying saucer like you might see in the movies. We do not know if the sphere continued to the top of the object or not. We never got a view of it's top side since it never rotated. It was far above cloud level, so it must have been pretty big for us to see it. However, I would not be surprised if no one else observed the object as it was very small in the sky at that high altitude and there were many contrails in the sky from planes. The object was slowly traking due north and was soon directly overhead. It continued north at a slow steady pace and went eventually out of sight. The Las Vegas strip runs south to north, so coincidently or not the object was tracking directly over the Strip. My sceptical, scientific mind tried to reason that maybe it was a wierd high tech weather balloon. But the wind was blowing east and the object's path was perfectly linear from south to north. I can only conclude that the object was a craft of top secret government or Alien origen. I wish I had a high power telescope with a camera mounted, but fate did not provide me that option. I've never observed a UFO before and have been very sceptical about these t! hings, b ut now I really consider it likely that contact has been made and they would rather play peek-a-boo than come right out with it.