Description: This past August I went on a trip with my family to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. We stayed at the Excalibur Hotel in the heart of Vegas. The window of our hotel room was nothing special besides a good view of the Nevada skyline. Being a helicopter buff myself, and the fact that helicopters are being flown on a constant basis in Las Vegas, out of the thousands of times I heard the choppers flying over this one particular time I had tried to snap a picture of one out our Hotel window. I also decided to take a photo of the helicopter in a negative setting on my cell phone. Now originally I hadn’t noticed the phenomenon until this past Christmas at a family gathering until I had scrolled through my photos. I would love to be able to help describe what the negative setting picked up in the first photo, but I cannot. I also managed to capture the helicopter in the top right corner as well. The second photo was taken under regular settings, but was a little too late to catch the chopper, but the two were taken 3 minutes apart. Evidence of date and time is also attached as I took a screenshot of my phone while in the details to both images. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or call me. I am dying to hear what you have to say about what this could be because myself and my entire family don’t have the slightest clue. Thanks.
Note: I am not sure what settings that the witness used to taken the cellphone photo. This question has been posed to the witness. The photo under “normal settings” was taken 3 minutes after the top photo. The second photo does not show the UFO nor any helicopters.
Update – Feb 19, 2014: The witness responded to my questions as follows:
1. I have a HTC One, Rogers Wireless cell phone.
2. Correct, the camera setting used on my phone is called “negative”.
Thanks for responding, I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say about my photos.
Another Response From Witness (Feb 19, 2014): No, I could not visibly see the object with the naked eye nor did I notice it looking through the phone as the picture was being taken, although my attention was directed at the helicopter. I wish I would have noticed it before I had left, otherwise I would have taken as many photos as possible.
Subsequent Response From Witness Clarifying Some Details: Great news, and yes I must admit I made the mistake in my first email depicting the order of the photos taken and the time difference between the two. I must have misread the metadata and also assumed the “normal” photo was taken first due to the fact there wasn’t a helicopter visible. My time setting on my phone is in digital mode so I will also say that the time/metadata was correct. As in my first email, I took the second photo in regular settings, but my reaction to the sound of the helicopter was too late by the time I pulled out my phone and made it to the window. It seems I had just made it in time to catch the helicopter in the top right corner when I took the first photo in the “negative” setting. I hope that answers your the last email you sent. Thanks for all the time and effort you have invested in these photos and if you have more questions I am more than willing to answer.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.