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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/6/2005 23:00 (Entered as : 07/06/2005 23:00)
Reported: 7/11/2005 9:02:37 AM 09:02
Location: Rachel, NV
Duration: 4 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
|Lights in sky East of Rachel, Nv
My wife and I decided to drive out to Rachel, NV while on vacation in Las Vegas on July 6, 2005. The drive was uneventful to Rachel other than dodging Jack Rabbits. On the way back on Hwy. 375, approx. 30 miles SE of Rachel where the road is straight for 7 - 8 miles before the intersection with Hwy. 93, I noticed a single bright light in front of us about 15 degrees about the horizon. It reminded me of a train headlight because it seemed to be a single light and very bright. I asked my wife if she saw it and she said "yes". I watched it as I drove on and another light appeared to the south of the first light at the same height. As the second light appeared, I noticed the first light either turn or dim. It looked like it turned but I could still see it only dimmer. The second light then disappeared or went out and a few seconds later the first light was back to its' original brightness. The second light then came back on for about 20 seconds and then went out. We kept driving and the lights disappeared behind the hills before we got back to Hwy. 93.
I have seen video of sightings that were dismissed as military night training flairs and such and would like to know if this could have been something like that. I have never seen anything like this before and the flairs explanation doesn't make sense if the light goes out or dims and then returns in the same location. I regret not stopping along the road to watch these lights instead of continuing to drive. My wife says it was probably something explanable but she did see them also. I see why Hwy. 375 is called the Extraterrestrial Highway.