MYSTERY WIRE — Earlier this week on Monday night around 7:30 dozens of people reported seeing strange lights in the sky over Las Vegas. We later were told by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that these lights were actually flares being used by the Air Force over the military ranges northwest of Las Vegas.
Since the original story was published we have received other reports from people who said they saw the lights, and claim they were not northwest of the Las Vegas valley, but appeared to be over the city.
We were also contacted by a truck driver who saw and recorded the same lights Monday night. This man was parked on the side of the road just after the Crystal Springs rest area. He said he was looking south when he recorded this video with his phone.
This would put him approximately 60 miles north of where the FAA says the flares were burning. The man told us he could count seven lights that in his opinion were “perfectly spherical.”
This truck driver wanted to remain anonymous, but said, “I only want to know exactly what it was I was seeing. Given the behavior of the lights and how long they held position, I don’t believe these are flares. Also the distance the lights covered in a few minutes time leaves me unconvinced. I don’t believe in extraterrestrial intelligence, but I honestly can’t explain what I was seeing.”
Readers left over 500 comments on Facebook about the mysterious lights.
Tiffany Samsonite wrote, “At that same time we were driving through Indian Springs and noticed them exactly to the right of us in the mountains.”
Another person, Herbert Clark, shared a picture he took of the lights. He says it was taken at Jones and Charleston looking towards Centennial Hills to the northwest.
Devon James also commented with a video. In it you can see the lights in the distance. However, it is not clear where in the city he recorded this video and from what direction.