What would you do if you saw a series of lights flying in formation in the night sky? Probably record the event and post about the UFO on social media, right? Today, a lot of people have a moment of shock before they think to pull out their camera phones, but reporter Dylan Kendrick was at the ready when he spotted strange lights at five in the morning. The footage of the sky over Las Vegas clearly shows a formation of lights flying single-file south over the city. He posted the footage directly to Twitter.
You can see Kendrick’s photos here. So what was it? Despite posting to social media and reporting the UFOs directly on FOX5 for Las Vegas, we still aren’t sure what the single-file formation was. So what was it? Despite posting to social media and reporting the UFOs directly on FOX5 for Las Vegas, we still aren’t sure what the single-file formation was. The sighting remains of the unidentified flying object variety. There are guesses for perfectly average sources for the lights. In Las Vegas, you can often see Nellis Air Force Base conducting flying exercises. At this point, that hasn’t been confirmed or denied as a source. However, the direction they were flying is not the direction of the base.
These days, often a straight line of lights in the sky turn out to be Starlink satellites. That turned out to be the nature of UFOs a few days prior near Salt Lake City. However, normally that’s easy to determine. There are websites like Find Starlink that can even pinpoint when you’re most likely to see Starlink’s satellites. They’re closer to earth in orbit than most satellites are. We can see them when the sun hits them at the right angle. So far, that doesn’t seem to be the source for Las Vegas.
Desert states like Nevada and New Mexico have big reputations for UFO sightings. However, neither are the state with the most sightings in the USA. We likely hear more about sightings in desert states because they have less cloud cover, so they get a good view of the night sky. Today, we have a unique relationship with space. We know more about it than ever before, and that means we have a better idea of everything we still don’t know. Is Elon Musk right? Can we live on Mars? If space is so seemingly infinite, why haven’t we heard from other life yet? Or have we? Currently, the CIA has released a collection of UFO documents online. We’re still waiting on the COVID relief bill to bring us more information from the US government.
With all of this on our minds, our schedules changed due to pandemic lockdowns, and the technology in our hands to record what we’re seeing, it seems only natural that the number of UFO sightings are going up. We have more data than ever to help us ask more of the right questions. What are those lights in the sky? Hopefully, the questions will keep us curious. The more we learn, the more interesting life gets.