|Occurred : 5/3/2014 22:02 (Entered as : 05/03/14 22:02)
Reported: 5/3/2014 11:54:37 PM 23:54
Location: Henderson, NV
|Very Strange Red Sphere Over Henderson, Nevada.
While sitting in the backyard of my home on May 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm, I observed a bright red ball travel over the Las Vegas Valley area that was very odd. I have been watching the sky's for some time hoping to see something unexplained like this.
After watching aircraft come and go from this busy region, this object stood out because it was a solid red light that never blinked. No other lights were on the craft. This object flew a straight path from southwest to northwest, leaving sight after 10 to 15 seconds.
I was prepared with a new pair of 7x35 binoculars and was able to view the craft well. The object was bright red and had a halo effect around it, however this may have been an anomaly because it seemed to be ascending slightly as it traveled northeast out of the valley through a low thin cloud cover.
The altitude of this craft appeared to be 2000 to 3000 feet. It made no sound and appeared that the red glow was at the rear of the object and it would shift and from side to side.
Every craft I see here has solid lights and blinking lights. I can see in great detail with binoculars even at night. It left no exhaust trail and was certainly something very different than aircraft. No wing outlines and it resembled a spherical shape of glowing bright red.
Though the craft flew straight, suggesting a fast moving plane, it's behavior was not of any plane I have watched. A rocket, weather balloon, meteor or helicopter would not act like this object.
I was happy to finally see something unexplained in our sky's after months of trying.
We live near Area 51 and a large airforce base. I suspect they had something to do with the object, which was very unusual.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to provide no contact information. PD))