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Strange object over Vegas strip! (two nights in a row)

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:15 PM
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I'm wondering if anyone else has witnessed anything strange in the Las Vegas sky recently?

The last two nights (jan. 10th & 11th) around approximately 10:30-11pm myself and my wife have witnessed a very brightly glowing aircraft from our bedroom window coming over the vegas strip and towards nellis air force base. The craft glows so bright that all that can be seen is light. Both times it looked to be going directly over the strip from MGM area towards the Stratosphere. Once at the end, it makes a very unnatural looking turn and speeds off out of sight towards the base. Both times its been so low it could have only been a few hundred feet in the air. I'm approximately 1 mile from the strip, and from our viewpoint the craft was about 1/4th the size of the moon. We are 100% certain this could not have been an airplane or helicopter, as vegas has constant air travel, and both could be seen in the same general airspace at the time. Neither of which looked anywhere close to it. With the base near by, we've also seen many of the military craft on an almost daily basis, and this craft was nothing like them either. When I say it was bright, I mean like if you plastered helicopter search lights to every surface in every direction. It was close enough that at the very least some detail should have been seen, as you could easily make out the other aircraft in the sky at the time with as bright as the vegas strip is.

I am absolutely floored that with as close to the strip as this was, and the amount of tourists in town, that nothing that I can find has been mentioned in local media or otherwise.

I understand the first thing I'll hear is pics or it didn't happen! We were in bed and unprepared both times but I can assure you all I will be ready for it tonight!

I'm hoping with as many people that come to vegas someone must have seen them as well. Please, if any of you have pics or video of these events, post them up!

These occurences have seemed so surreal that I still havnt completely wrapped my head around witnessing them in such a highly populated area.


On a side note:
(this may be related, or require its own thread)

In the past days leading up to these events, we have seen some very odd chemtrails. They seem to spiral up into the sky like a badly build rocket. If they were just in the region of the air force base I would have simply shrugged them off as some military satellite launch, but they have occured all around the valley and not isolated to one location. Their occurence has increased dramatically recently, so I should be able to provide a pic very shortly.

Any ideas?




posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:28 PM
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I understand the first thing I'll hear is pics or it didn't happen! We were in bed and unprepared both times but I can assure you all I will be ready for it tonight!


pics or it didn't happen


looking forward to see what happens tonight



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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Interesting sighting. Have you checked with the various reporting sites, UFO Casebook and so on?

I had a sighting back in 2008 near McAlester Ok. while driving west. There were many cars on the road but no other reports of having seen it.

There were physical effects to me and my car just before and during it's passing over me. Seemed to me to be some type of electromagnetic effect. I had a very euphoric feeling just moments before and long after having witnessed it. I was hearing a pinging around my car as I was driving, similar to the sound of small pebbles hitting my car. I also noticed streaks of dim light darting over the hood of my car from left to right. I knew they were not insects, too many, too fast and it was 20 degrees outside of the car.

For some reason I felt as if I were looking at a hologram.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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Why didn't you take a pic or video?



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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why didnt you read the op before posting?




I understand the first thing I'll hear is pics or it didn't happen! We were in bed and unprepared both times but I can assure you all I will be ready for it tonight!



I hope you manage to catch it on camera tonight, exellent report.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Not sure what kind of camera equipment you have, but, if you don't have a decent DSLR with a telephoto zoom lens, I strongly recommend finding a friend that has such kit and borrowing it, or, looking up equipment rental, including tripod, or even just a monopod. A 70-300mm zoom lens would likely be ideal for decent enough range and flexibility.

Most people capture images with camera phones, or cheap point and shoot cameras which are frankly unreliable, and more often than not are worse than just having a written account as you've just done.

Further, should you manage to either already own a decent DSLR, or manage to borrow/rent a setup, please also ensure that you set the picture quality setting to shoot RAW.

I could spill paragraphs about why you should shoot RAW, but, instead, recommend googling RAW vs. jpg, or following this LINK for a little read.

Basically, you get more information captured on image sensor shooting RAW.

HERE is a yellow pages listing of places you can rent camera equipment in Las Vegas.

Video would be cool too just as additional supplement to close detailed stills, but, really good high detailed stills alone would be fine, and preferable over any shaky video in my opinion.

If you have any friends that are photographers, or decent videographers, invite those people over! Yeah, they might think you're nuts, but, turn it into a friendly get-together with the chance of possibly capturing something peculiar, as well as having multiple witnesses other than just you and the wife.


Also, before this object/craft shows up again, PRACTICE shooting pictures of planes and helicopters around you so you're dialed in on lighting conditions, shutter speed, and best quaility results ahead of time.

Best of luck!
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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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It's hard to fully understand what you're describing, but...

If hovering low like you say, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is in town, so who knows what sort of weird flying camera's or advertising blimps they may have been showing off

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Your dead on about the chemtrails! I was talking to my wife about how crazy the skies here have been looking lately, I saw 3 jets side by side the other day leaving chemtrails that did not go away. The effect has been a lot of hazy days that is not normal for this area. And yes I know that Vegas has a lot of air traffic and an air force base, but I have lived here for 14 years and never seen the chemtrails like this before.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Good point, several years ago I think it was when comdex was still around they had a mini blimp flying around the city. At first I saw it from a distance and was like what the f*** is that?



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Originally posted by mutatismutandis
If they were just in the region of the air force base I would have simply shrugged them off as some military satellite launch, but they have occured all around the valley and not isolated to one location.


Nellis doesn't launch satellites


Next time do try to get pics
If it was flying from MGM to Nellis it would have passed over my house but depends I might have not been out at the exact time...

So "Pics or it didn't happen"
I will watch for those trails you speak of but there is always strange stuff flying over Vegas



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Anybody that is in Vegas might want to keep an eye towards the strip! My wife just called me and said she saw an object that sounds exactly like the op's. I have not told her anything about this thread. She said that it was a white glowing object moving by the Stratosphere and that it looked like it blinked out.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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She said that she could see a different object as well that could be for the ces show, but was clearly different than the glowing object. Anybody know what kind of stuff maybe in the air for ces?



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 02:14 PM
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Awesome story OP
. I wish I lived in Vegas or was around when the sighting occured. Sounds like a orb..

Could you hear any sound with the object, or any type of mechanicals on the object it self?

Next time try to get pics
so the people, like myself, who would LOVE to see something like this..

-SAP-



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Definately couldn't be something for CES unless they're demonstrating some radically new personall aircraft. It dwarfed the near by helicopters...if I had to estimate, it wasn't longer than a plane, but much bigger around.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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i live here in view of the strip in my bedroom and havent seen anything yet but for you ill watch tonight and keep this thread in mind
but it wouldnt be the first time!



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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and i worked CES this year and saw and heard no indication of any type of advert or stunt like that being pulled with any of the companies involved, and trust me with the things some of those teamsters talk about this would be something we would have heard and talked about, but alas ANOTHER boring ces.



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by jaws1975
Anybody that is in Vegas might want to keep an eye towards the strip! My wife just called me and said she saw an object that sounds exactly like the op's. I have not told her anything about this thread. She said that it was a white glowing object moving by the Stratosphere and that it looked like it blinked out.


The new 'M' casino has its own blimp. Side lights up



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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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Nice find, I think you have cracked this one!



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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Yeah from the way you described the op I thought blimp right away, specially with ces and all. Wow suprised to see a lot of you live in vegas, gamble much?



posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Hmm I'm in Vegas, but have not seen anything. But, I haven't been looking either, so I am of no help in that department. As for the contrails, yes I have seen plenty, especially yesterday and today, but the weather is excellent for making contrails stay in the sky for prolonged periods of time right now.



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