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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/19/2022 15:00 (Entered as : 03/19/2022 3:00 PM)
Reported: 3/19/2022 5:51:25 PM 17:51
Posted: 4/22/2022
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
Bright glowing orb shot straight up into the clouds from inside a dry water drainage channel in broad daylight

On the eighth floor of Boca Raton Condos facing south:

I'm trying to quit smoking, so I often go to my window to quickly take two puffs and put my cigarette out. I do this all the time, and when there is a nice breeze and cool Vegas weather, I tend to linger around just enjoying the beautiful view of the mountains in the foreground. So before smoking I was just enjoying this atypically cool and breezy afternoon when I noticed something shoot up really fast from inside the large tsunami drainage canal right outside my window.

It was unmistakable. I'm a critical thinker who's highly skeptical by nature. I'm not the type to confuse balloons for ET's, and while I'm a believer in the UFO phenomenon, I am the type who critically tries to debunk sightings as I think most of them are just the result of misidentification or outright fabrication. But I know what I saw, and this wasn't a dust particle in the corner of my eye, or some awkward light beam my brain failed to process. I had a direct clear view of it.

It was a bright glowing basketball sized ball of light that was completely silent. I saw it just sitting there for a split second, when I stared directly at it, then it immediately rose from behind the treeline blocking the lower view of the drain canal and quickly shot up (I can see over the treeline). This was unmistakably glowing and bright. It shot straight up, extremely fast, until I lost sight of it after it pushed through the overcast layer above me. Since I'm on a higher floor I had a perfect, undeniable straight look at it rise from the bottom and then shoot straight up.

I don't know what it was. It could be literally anything unexplainable from ball lightning to interdimensional demons Alex Jones is such a fan of. I'm not here to say I know what it was, but I can say what it wasn't. It wasn't a firework, it was a weird ray of light, it wasn't an optical illusion. I was looking directly at it with a completely clear mind.