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Sighting Reports 2007

Couple Take Photos of Strange Purple Colored Objects

Photos of Purple Colored Objects. Note Trail Behind Each Object
Photo of 3 Purple-Colored Objects
(Note Trail Behind Each Object)

Photo of One of Objects With Blowup
Photo of One of Objects
and Blowup

Map Showing Location of Pahrump, Nevada. (Pahrump is About 50 Miles West-Northest of Downtown Las Vegas.
Pahrump is About 50 Miles WNW of Las Vegas

Date of Sighting: June 3, 2004
Time of Sighting: 4 PM PDT
Duration of Sighting: (Objects Not Seen. Objects Later Discovered in Photos.)
Location of Sighting: Pahrump, Nevada (Near Las Vegas - See Map).
Latitude: 36.2 Degrees North
Longitude: 116.0 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: Two
Number of Witnesses Interviewed: One
Weather: Few Clouds With Bases at 25,000 Feet. Visibility 10 Miles.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): This picture was taken from our back yard in Pahrump, Nevada on June 3, 2004, between the hours of 4:00PM and 6:00PM. We used a Magpix 350 digital camera. My husband and I were taking pictures of birds, clouds, and the moon. We did not hear or see anything unusual. The unexplained images showed up only after we downlaoded the pictures. There are 7 pictures in total. There were 3 craft total. I was aiming straight up the sun to the southwest. I have included the one enlargement. The photo above shows a UFO flying over Mt. Charleston. Note that the UFOs in these photos are colored, as were the ones seen in Arizona. (Note the photo in Mt. Charleston is not included in this report. The object over Mt. Charleston looks similar to the objects in the above photos. Mt Charleston is near Pahrump.)

Investigator's Notes: The objects in this photo are very unusual in that they have unusual color (purple/violet,magenta) and tails (or contrails) with the same color. I have not seen other photos of objects with these colors. Perhaps there is a conventional explanation, but I am not aware of any natural process that would cause this phenomenon. (Fire retardent dropped on fires from aircraft looks somewhat similar, but the witnesses did not report any aircraft in the vicinity.) I also don't know of any camera anomalies that would produce this type of photo. It is quite noteworthy that neither witness saw anything unusual. I do know that trace gases used to evaluate pollutant transport can have this type of color. However, I wouldn't expect any party to be conducting tests in this area which is not known for air pollution problems. (Nearby Las Vegas does have some air quality problems.) The witness states in her report that the UFOs in her photos were similar to ones seen in Arizona. Apparently the witness was interviewed on a TV show and the host said that the objects looked similar to objects seen over Arizona. Pahrump is located to the south of Nellis Air Force and "Area 51." Therefore one could speculate that these colored objects could be representative of military testing. However, one would think that the witnesses would have seen something. (The photos were taken with a "binocular" camera so this could be the reason that the witness did not see anything unusual when taking the photos.)