Note: The radar analysis showed an aircraft flying northwest that was viewed by the witnesses. However, the object that the witnesses saw (and photographed) to the right of the aircraft was not detected by radar. Four radar antenna were available in the analysis. The longer range radars at Las Vegas and Seligan, Arizona did not show many returns near the aircraft. The short range radars at McCarran Airport and Nellis AFB showed more returns, but these returns were likely ground targets, radar angels and possibly weather related.
Description: The witness called and reported his sighting on the evening that it occurred. He was outside tending to his dogs and immediately noticed a very bright yellow-gold object of triangular shape. Part of the object was red in color. The object made a left hand turn and was moving northwest towards Nellis Air Force Base. The object was flying to the right of what the witness thought was a passenger jet. The object was much larger and brighter than the jet. The object was unlike any conventional aircraft because there were not “trailing lights.” The object was visible for about 2 minutes, then ascended and was gone. The witness’s wife came out and also saw the object. The witness’s wife snapped a photo towards the end of the sighting. (See enhanced photo above.) Skies were clear at the time of the sighting and the sun was in the process of setting.
Note: According to sunrise and sunset tables sunset was at 7:58 PM PDT on June 16. There would have been some daylight, but the glistening of the object would not have been due to reflection of light from the sun.