|Occurred : 6/14/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 06/14/08 23:00)
Reported: 6/15/2008 11:37:13 PM 23:37
Location: Elko, NV
|2 large Red stationary lights , time span of 16 minutes, above Elko, Nv on 06/14/08 at 23:00
It is Sunday, June 15,2008. Last night, June 14, 2008, My Husband and I saw two red “balls of light”. I stepped outside at approximately 11:00 P.M. and immediately noticed two red lights in the sky where there aren’t usually any. From where we are, they appeared to be over Elko, Nevada, to the East and South of the Airport. We have often watched incoming airplanes at night and they appear to stay in nearly the same place for long periods although they are coming closer. Their white lights just seem to gradually get larger. The red lights never seemed to get larger or smaller as we watched. When I hold my hand sideways, they were about 3 fingers high “over” the town. Size close to my smallest fingernail with arm outstretched. I hollered at my husband to come see, and we watched for awhile. We each went back inside several times to get the binoculars and to locate the scope, and to get the camcorder and such. ( One of us watching the lights while the other was inside). The camcorder’s battery was completely dead. I tried to get a photo with the cell phone , but that didn’t work either. The lights stayed stationary for probably 16 minutes or so. We also turned on the C.B. radio to see if any truckers traveling on Interstate 80 were talking about them. (nothing). The last time that I went inside, the lights left while my husband watched. He said that they appeared to go slowly higher and then towards the South East and out of sight. I was only inside about a minute, so they were not moving real slow. I have watched airplanes leaving that stayed in sight for an hour or more. I looked at the clock and wrote down the time at that point. It was 11:16 P.M. Pacific time. We had seen flares on the night of February 21, 2008, about 90 miles North of Elko. The flares were orange, and there were 8 or 9 sonic booms as some fighter jets shot something out of the sky. Something lit up brigh! tly behi nd a cloud, and it was “daylight” momentarily. (We were driving on the highway and had pulled over to watch). There is an airbase close by that area of Idaho, so it could have been some sort of training drill. Our faces, particularly our eyes, were puffy, red and sore the next day. (My eyes stayed swollen for over a month). We looked as though we had a sunburn, but without the usual outline of our sunglasses. That same day, Feb. 21, early in the morning, Wells, Nevada (50 miles East of Elko) had a 6.0 Earthquake. The flares on the night of Feb. 21, drifted downwards and Westerly and they sort of glowingly flickered like flares do. The red lights on June 14 were different than those. We can’t rule out some sort of celebration for flag day (however, NOT fireworks). Maybe two VERY large, lighted, anchored balloons? There is also a NOAA station here. Do the weather balloons have large red lights and get released at night? Would they stay stationary for so long? We don’t know. We have watched weather balloons being released before, but in the daytime, and they moved off rather quickly. I read where you mentioned the space shuttle and International Space Station. Maybe that’s what it was. Well, anyway, that’s it for now. We wanted to report it so as to validate if someone else reports the same thing. Thank you so much for your service, and best wishes on your Washington State Legislature Candidacy.