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Occurred : 3/17/2003 20:30 (Entered as : 03/17/03 20:30)
Reported: 11/10/2008 9:08:28 PM 21:08
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Amber orbs of light above the city of Las Vegas.

On March 17, 2003 (St. Patrick’s Day), I was in my backyard in Henderson, NV., a suburb of Las Vegas. I was doing some star gazing with my Celestron telescope.

Sometime after 8pm, I saw a horizontal row of lights hovering about the Las Vegas strip. They were an amber color, almost iridescent. I thought they were lights on one giant aircraft. They were spread out like what appeared to be several city blocks. Then they disappeared, all almost at the same time.

I stood there for several minutes in awe, trying to comprehend what I just saw. Eventually I went back to my telescope; however I kept looking around the sky with my eyes. A few minutes later, I saw three lights again, this time in a triangle formation. It was at this point that I figured each light must be its own craft. I ran in the house and grabbed my video camera as fast as I could. I proceeded to record what I saw.

I had to keep turning my eyes away from the camera screen, as the camera did not do justice to what my eyes could see (although the video turned out pretty good). The bottom light disappeared, and then two more lights flickered into view above the remaining two, and disappeared almost as fast as they appeared. Then the one on the right, to my perspective, disappeared about 20 seconds later. Finally, after about 30 more seconds the last one disappeared. A few minutes later, one appeared again, and remained stationary for a few minutes before disappearing. Before it disappeared, a regular plane appeared to fly by the object.

I don’t know if I should report the next incident as a second occurrence or not, but I saw another "UFO" 10 days later. I happened to watch a show about UFOs where a man described seeing almost exactly what I saw, and said he saw them again 10 days later. So, on a whim, I took my camera outside about the same time, 10 days later. I was shocked to see another one, and I filmed it. This second occurrence was strange.

The light moved slowly higher and to the east. Eventually, it turned from a large amber-like orb of light, to a small, strange, strobe-like light. This was not like the strobe on an airplane though. I have the whole incident on tape.

After a few minutes, I saw two more strobe-like lights appear, near the same proximity. It was almost as if the one was signaling the others, and they started to signal back. It was very strange to say the least. The strobes were very small, and eventually, I just couldn’t see them anymore. The second incident lasted approximately 20 minutes.

((NUFORC Note: We will attempt to obtain more information. The video does, indeed, show the lights, precisely as the witness describes above, although we do not know what they are. Ordinarily, we would allow for the possibility that they might have been landing lights on several airliners on long final approach, but they would not be visible for 30 minutes. PD))