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Mystery Object Over Vegas - Only Visible with Night Vision

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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 10:53 AM
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Around 9pm local time on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, an air ambulance helicopter was flying roughly 15 miles west of central Last Vegas when something odd caught his aided eye. During an exchange with an air traffic controller, the pilot of Mercy Air 21, an Agusta 119 Koala helicopter, noted spotting an unidentified object some distance from his position and only he was likely able to see it in the darkness as he was wearing night vision goggles (NVGs).

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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: 1point92AU

Have you read the full article including the update?

from the article linked in your OP


UPDATE: 6:30pm PST— There was a bit of confusion about the time indexing between the flight data and the audio clip and our friend @thenewarea51 figure it out. Because it was UTC time, we were a day behind, so the data we wanted to see was on the 17th not 16th of March. When we reviewed the correct data from Flightradar24, we got Mercy Air 21 (MA021) exactly where it should be, roughly 15 miles west of KLAS in the red box I originally outlined. We can also positively ID the helicopter. It is an Agusta A109, registered N238AM, belonging to Air Methods. We also now have better positioning information. According to this, MA021 would have been roughly nine miles from the South Hills Hospital, the approximate area where the pilot thought the object was flying over at 7,000 feet, when the radio exchange occurred. A nine mile visual ID of a party ballon or something like that at night using NVGs seems really questionable. So size of the object and its exact configuration is the big question at this point. We also know that the A109 was flying at 7,000 feet. So, the pilot would have seen this object at eye level from his perspective.



Could it have been something small and closer than the distance mentioned?

I agree its questionable about the balloon unless it was one but not in the position or area where the pilot thought it was and closer.
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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: InhaleExhale

Yes. Makes it even more interesting. To visually spot something from a 9 mile distance would have to make that object fairly large. At least larger than a "party balloon". And for it to not show up on radar is equally as interesting.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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Vegas is spitting distance to the NTTR. Lots of testing takes place there, including stealth aircraft.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Vegas is spitting distance to the NTTR. Lots of testing takes place there, including stealth aircraft.


I was thinking Nellis and maybe teh UFOs tested there but what stealth craft would be .....stationary or seem so like a balloon would.

I guess perspective could make it seem stationary like a balloon.

I am assuming it was stationary simply by the balloon description, haven't listened to the recording.

Looking at maps of the area isn't Nellis on the other side of LV where this was spotted?
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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: InhaleExhale

May have been perspective, may have been something capable of a hover. It's long been rumored the so called Stealth Hawks are based in Nevada.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:39 AM
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Stealth Hawks




Will look through a few threads in the aircraft forum see if there any gossip from you guys that know your stuff, haven't heard of these before.



edit: Oops, stealth black-hawks, like the ones use in Pakistan to get Osama?


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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:40 AM
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We used NVGs when I was flying in the AF, and they enabled you to see very small light sources from miles away. It may have been something as simple as a "Chinese lantern" paper balloon with a little candle in it.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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Right but does that include visual stealth as well? It would makes sense that it wouldn’t be picked up on radar assuming stealth, but what about not being able to visually see the object without NVG’s? Could that just be due to size, distance from object and the fact it was dark outside?



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: InhaleExhale

Yeah. The semi- accepted term became Stealth Hawk, mostly because it was a lot easier to type.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: PokeyJoe

NVG resolution at long range sucks. They're designed for fairly short range work, not seeing detail at 10 miles.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 12:12 PM
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Could that just be due to size, distance from object and the fact it was dark outside?


If the distance is correct then I would say its a yes to all 3 especially if it was a black (colour) craft.

speaking of black stealth choppers, Interesting thing I saw while at work a few months ago over Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

It was about 11pm, heard a Chopper hovering low but silent compared to what most other commercial helicopters sound like and very close to where I was, couldn't see any lights which was extremely strange, even police choppers have navigation lights so it was quite mysterious.

Was sure that I saw an outline of something moving in the general direction which made me question do the Australian authorities fly similar craft to stealth blackhawks and was it some sort of operation or surveillance.

I live in the western Suburbs of Melbourne and many times we have police chopper hovering in the area, easily spotted due to navigation lights and here and there using a spot light most likely searching for someone but the one in Port Melbourne really gave me the creeps because as far as know nav. lights are needed when flying in a metro area or just about anywhere unless its at a test range in the middle of nowhere.

above Melbourne just sounds very unsafe flying in complete stealth unless the area was under a no fly zone.

Planes landing at Tullamarine airport (Melbourne's international airport) regularly do holding patterns which cross right above Port Melbourne where this craft would have been flying/hovering.

A hour or so later I am pretty sure I did see a plane fly across so unless air traffic control directed planes else where at that certain time it was really strange.


Never really looked into it and didn't hear anything on the local news about something that would explain it, it was back in roughly Sept, October of last year.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: InhaleExhale

They would have coordinated and been given a block of airspace that was theirs to work at will.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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If some sort of cloaking technology was being tested, it could hide the object visually but still possibly give a sphere like view through night vision glasses. I have read about the cloaking technology, and the bubble could stop radar signals too so it might not be picked up by the radar. It could have been created by a simple drone. Are there air bases or testing facilities around there?



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 01:44 PM
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S & F. Confirms, in a way, what this YouTuber sees and films in Las Vegas. UFOs Over Vegas has posted some interesting stuff over the years. Some are obviously military craft, but there are some that are hard to explain. Here's a one minute video clip, showing a compilation of strange objects he has filmed, some that move very erratically:



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 04:26 PM
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Really, the last comment of the air traffic controller to the pilot really made that pilot look stupid. what a sack of potatoes some air traffic controllers can be..



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

I've watched his channel off and on over the years. No doubt he captures a lot of very difficult to explain if not outright impossible to explain anomalies in the Vegas skies.

EDIT: I wonder if by chance he was filming during this reported sighting?


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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 06:09 PM
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When sitting outback on my porch I can see Vegas in its entirety. I will say I have seen some odds things but generally I just attribute them to test craft flying in from Groom heading towards Nellis. As a general rule craft flying in and out of NAFB don’t fly over the strip or in that area though it has happened on numerous occasions.
I have witnessed the stealth Blackhawk fly towards the Boulder City area so I imagine that a training ground is in that direction. They only fly around dusk or later. Never during the day that I have noticed.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 07:05 PM
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Were you able to clearly see they were stealth black hawks? I've never seen a picture of one I thought was something other than a prop. I flew on UH-60 Black Hawks (and MH-60) all the time while in the military so I'm very familiar with their look, feel, sound, etc. The pictures of the stealth Black Hawk I've seen on-line (especially the Bin Laden pics) have all looked staged and artificial to me. I'm just curious if what you saw was dramatically different than a UH-60 because the pics I've seen on-line are very different from an actual UH-60.


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posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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I can’t say with certainty that they were but they looked and sounded different than than any UH-60 that will fly during the day. But I am no expert on the subject. About ounce a week they fly in 3’s low and fast. I’ll try to snap a few pics next time and share them here.
Zaphod58 could ahead some light on this better than I. I’m sure he will pop back in. But what ever is flying almost right over my house has a very distinctive sound that you can only hear when they are right on you. I can’t really describe itother than it sounds like a chinook as they are flying over but you can’t hear it from a distance like you can a chinook.

It may not be a Blackhawk but some newer heli that looks similar. Also on a side not I swear I watched an Alligator fly out on Nellis one time being escorted. I only got a glance at it but I am pretty sure I noticed dual blades and it looked just like the ones you see on the Internet. I wonder if the USAF got a few to train and play with? I know it’s not unheard of to do such things. I believe in the past they got them paws on some Chinese made mig to train with and against.




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