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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 010102 22:30)
Reported: 6/27/2003 11:25:27 PM 23:25
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
lights over mountains chased by f-16's

One night my roomate amd I were out side on the patio. I noticed a yellow-orange light raise up over the mountains behind our apartment (Eagle Trace Apartments) and then just hover there. I was joking aroung about it being a UFO when all of a sudden 5 more came up to the same level one after another and spaced about an 1/8th of a mile apart all of them were evenly spaced and at the same altitude, about 100 ft. above the mountain. We lived right across the street from Nellis AFB and we could hear planes taking off. We thought they were just going out to the range but instead they headed twords the mountain. We thought ,ok they were just flares even though they were not over the range and this is when the lights faded to very pale blue lights and were much smaller in size, almost too small to even see unless you knew they were there. I dont think the objects got smaller. I think it was just the intnsity of the lights was far less. But anyway, as the jets, F-16's I'm pretty sure, got closer towards the lights, the lights went from hovering to heading left twords downtown Las Vegas at a high rate of speed. Eventualy we couldnt see the lights anymore because of the city lights but we could see the jets for a while. It was really weird. Another thing that has nothing to do with this night but I have always noticed about this mountain. This is the mountain right behind Las vegas Speedway. During certain times throughout the year there is something very shiny reflecting the sun on top of the highest peak on the far left of this mountain. I didnt see any antennas or anything up there. I used to notice it when I would come home from work at Nellis. Always wondered what it was, still dont know

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))