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Occurred : 10/5/2008 21:00 (Entered as : 10/05/08 21:00)
Reported: 10/5/2008 11:59:35 PM 23:59
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Changing
Duration:20-30 Minutes
The Vegas Lights Are Not From a Casino!

There was an object over the skies of Las Vegas, in the the South East part of the city. The object appeared to have a saucer rim, which surrounded a sphere on the top and bottom of the object. This object performed several different aerobatic maneuvers that are impossible for any type of fixed wing aircraft. It hovered for periods of time, some ten to fifteen seconds. It moved on all three axes. It would move to the left and to the right, as well as up and down and backwards and forwards. I am a student with a passion for aviation, so I know that this could not have been anything civil or commercial. This object also emmited lights. It would be white for most of the time, but it did change several times, most notably in the spherical portions of the craft. IT would turn to like a purplish-pink color, and then back to white.

I first observed this object when driving my car to the gas station, but never made it there. When there was a break between houses, and there was n a clear line of sight, I noticed a lighted object hovering near the South Point casino. After a few moments, I realized that it was stationary. I pulled my car over and began to observe it for several minutes. It then started to move slowly to the left, then to the right. It began to fade, but then its color intensified. At which case I drove home.

From there, my mother and my two cousins were outside, startled by the fact that there was an Unidentified Flying Object in our presence. It continued to change colors, and then fade as if it were shrinking. We continued to observe the object for ten minutes before it moved out o view.

I am a nineteen year old college student attending UNLV. I also have a knowledge of aviation and astronomical phenomena. I do know that this was neither a civilian aircraft or an astronomical event. Also, this is not the first time I have observed a UFO. It has occurred two previous times, once in New York about eight years ago, and the other was back in March of 2008 by the UNLV campus.