Witness shoots images of UFO near Nellis AFB
A Nevada witness at North Las Vegas reported watching and photographing a teardrop-shaped object that appeared to be 500 feet in altitude and about two miles away, according to testimony in Case 83759 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was outside shooting images of airplanes landing at Nellis AFB at 2:16 p.m. on May 15, 2017.
Cropped and enlarged witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
“I have Sony a350 DSLR, 1/2000, ISO 400, f8 shooting specs,” the witness stated. “I was looking north as some airplanes come straight down the Vegas Boulevard to do two, 180-degree turns and land at Nellis. There are about 22 planes in this group. At about plane 18, I kept looking north down the boulevard and spotted a light coming behind and out of the clouds. There were a few cloud banks in the area and I began to shoot. Even if I couldn't see it, I still kept shooting. I managed to get 10 shots off in 10 or 15 seconds. I recorded an image on 9 out of 10.”
The witness described the object.
“The UFO is too far away, about two miles, to say what it was. It was like a bright light, but when I blew it up, it looked like a smoky goldfish cracker. I blew it up to about 200 percent and it looked like a cloud of circular smoke. I probably don't have the best equipment to say what it was. And with so few pixels, well, we don't have enough solid evidence other than its descending path, which can be calculated by time to say, yes this was a UFO. But the object started up at 1,000 feet and pulled a 45-degree descent. And then, just disappeared. As the last frame shows, it covered some distance really quickly. That's why I was determined to just shoot blindly. My feelings about the object, well, I never believed that I’d have a chance to see a UFO. I knew it wasn't an airplane. The object just vanished after losing cloud cover. It was over in 10 seconds or so. I looked at my time and it never clicked over 2:16 p.m. while taking these photos. Perhaps MUFON will have enough equipment to go beyond 2:16 and get in tenths of a second. Then we would know the true time from the first picture to the last.”
Nevada MUFON State Director Sue Countiss closed this case as an Unknown UAV.