Published: 10:58 AM 6/10/2014
Las Vegas, Nevada - 05-21-14
Shape: Sphere - Duration: 30 minutes. - Multiple bright objects and one speeds off the north rapidly.
I was at home and outside having a cigarette when I looked up to the eastern sky and a bright, sphere-shaped object was stationary in the sky.
At first I thought, hum, itís too bright during the afternoon for a star to be visible. The object just appeared and didnít seem to originate from any direction. It was a white-yellow in color and was brighter in appearance.
I went inside and got my Sony A330 DLSR with Sony 75-300mm lens. As I got outside it was gone and I couldnít spot it, but figured on keeping my camera if something else came around for a picture.
As a lawn care technician came to work on the yard sprinklers I looked to the northern sky and the bright object was there.
I mentioned it to him and in broken English said, "yeah I see it," and laughed a little bit. I was able to get a few pictures of it but being a very small bright object in the sky that looked like a bright star. I figured just a couple would do and I donít have video.
After watching it for about 15 minutes, it accelerated at amazing high rate of speed to the North and the object vanished; faster than any known aircraft I know of, and it rivaled shooting stars and satellites. The lawn care guy didnít hang around to watch, but he got a look but I guess he had to get back to work.
Also I'm not sure if the bright objects at different times are the same or different because I didnít see it move from the eastern sky to the northern sky.
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 references.
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.