|Occurred : 5/25/2014 13:40 (Entered as : 052514 13:40)
Reported: 5/26/2014 11:02:45 AM 11:02
Location: Las Vegas, NV
|bright object over las vegas that sped off at high rate of speed
I was outside smoking meat and watching my kids when I looked to the west and a bright sphere shaped object appeared in the sky. The object just appeared and didn’t seem to originate from any direction. It was a white yellowish in color and was brighter in appearance of other aircraft in the sky.
At first I thought it was a piece of trash or a balloon in the sky as it slowly drifted east towards my direction. I went inside and got my Sony A330 DLSR with Sony 75-300mm lens and was able to get one good pictures due to forgetting my memory card in my computer. Getting my camera out was just to see if I could zoom in and see what it really was.
At the same time I told my wife there was something in the sky but thought it was a plastic bag but made the offer to come out and take a look. The drift was almost like a sudden wobble and pause motion as it moved east. In Northern Las Vegas it’s pretty common to see a plastic bag or balloon caught in the wind. What made this different was how bright it was at the same time I could see the direction of the wind due to the dust in the air with my sun glasses and it was traveling against the wind.
Once the bright object slowly made its way over Nellis AFB. It accelerated at amazing high rate of speed to the south and the object vanished. Faster than any known aircraft I know of and rivals shooting stars and satellites. There was an aircraft taking off from McCarran International Airport which was near in location of the object but the two were probably greatly separated by altitude and distance.
I am in the United States Air Force and living on Nellis AFB and I can watch aircraft from Nellis AFB coming and going, as well as the air traffic lanes for takeoff and landing from North Las Vegas Airport and McCarran International Airport are great reference. All there is a commercial air traffic route over Las Vegas as well so I get to see a lot of different aircraft at different altitudes and speeds.