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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 55402
Log Number US-04122014-0010
Date Submitted 04/12/2014 04:05 UTC
Date of the Event 11/26/2012 08:00 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Large glowing moonlike orb appeared just above horizon for several seconds
Tags none

Sighting Location

City Mesquite
Region Nevada
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Sighting Duration 00:00:05
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Circle
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

The evening of November 26, 2012, I was returning to St. George, UT, with 2 of my teenage daughters from Las Vegas, where we had taken a friend to the airport. It was in the evening, maybe 7:00 - 9:00 (this could be verified better by looking up flight times), but it was dark, we were traveling northbound on I-15, just south of Mesquite, NV, a few miles. The moon was bright, in the eastern sky, and visible to us most of the trip. When we got to this point (maybe 7-10 miles south of Mesquite) we noticed a large orange orb-like light low on the assumed horizon directly to our west in the barren desert. At first glance it looked like the moon partially peeking up over a mountain. It had no apparent movement. I initially thought that it was just the moon, until we all realized that the moon was to our east, and completely visible. We observed the light for maybe 5 - 10 seconds, and then it just disappeared, turned off, was gone. I immediately asked my daughters if they had seen what I just saw, and they both had been watching as well and we were all very shook up by the sighting.

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