- UFO flying over Las Vegas is most likely a weather phenomenon, experts say.
- Brett Feinstein posted a video of the occurrence and said, “There is a #ufo above Las Vegas right now!”
- Mr Feinstein shot what looked to be groupings of white and red lights glowing in the skies.
UFO flying over Las Vegas is most likely a rare weather event. Brett Feinstein, a Twitter user, uploaded a video of the incident and remarked, “There is a #ufo above Sapphire Las Vegas right now!”
Mr Feinstein shot what looked to be groupings of white and red lights glowing in the skies from the parking lot of a club in Las Vegas. “Honestly, this is really strange. I mean we’re here every night. I’ve never seen anything like this ” someone can be heard stating in the video background.
Watch the video
Old Video of Bird protecting eggs from tractor goes viral
Video of a bird protecting its eggs from a tractor has gone...
“UFO above them in Las Vegas,” another user remarked while posting a short video of the bizarre occurrence.
People who witnessed the incident speculated that it was a UFO – an unidentified flying object – hovering over the club. Internet users concurred in the comments part of the blogs that it was a UFO.
“Def wild cause it’s reflecting the light when it hits it! That def something up there,” wrote one Twitter user. “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you see a UFO then you don’t stay in Vegas ,” another joked.
A third user said, “There is a while light that flashes (in response?) Every time the spotlights cross the center. Great capture!! Mega weird,” while a fourth user added, “I imagine these could be drones? The oblong shapes are super bizarre though. ”
However, experts told the media source that the odd lights were most likely caused by a weather phenomenon. A meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Las Vegas noted that since the lights in the clouds did not appear to move, and the temperature in the clouds was cold enough, there is a good likelihood what visitors witnessed was a phenomenon known as “light pillars”.
“Long pillars of multicoloured light streaking the sky seem like the perfect backdrop for impending alien invasion, but in reality, light pillars are a common effect that can be found all over the world,” noted on its website.
“They do come from above—not extraterrestrials, but tiny crystals of ice hanging in the atmosphere. Ice is very thin, shaped like plates with hexagonal faces. When ice drifts down through the air, it falls close to horizontally. At the top and bottom are the faces with more area. Ice is very reflective, so when light hits those wider faces, it bounces around and reflects off more ice crystals. That means we get these vertically stacked mirrors floating in the atmosphere ” a user added.
So what folks saw in Las Vegas last week was merely the city’s dazzling light being refracted by weather activity in the sky.