September 2nd 2005

Black Rock Desert, Nevada An Orange Bright Light (UFO)

Date: September 2, 2005
Time: Just after dusk.

Number of witnesses: 4-5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Single bright orange round light.

Full Description of event/sighting: While camping with friends near Gerlach, Nevada on Friday night, Sept 2, just as the stars were coming out, I noticed a very bright orange light above the low mountains approximately 10 miles away. It was round and amber-orange colored, and it moved very slowly, crossing high in the sky in roughly a southerly direction.

After watching it for a few seconds and not being able to determine if it was a plane headlight pointed in our direction, I pointed to the object and asked my friends, "What's that?"

They looked, and agreed that they didn't know what it was, either. We continued to watch the object as it moved at a slow to medium pace across the sky. It occasionally would turn a little to the left or right as it passed. It seemed to be taking its time going wherever it was headed, like it was meandering a little.

The object was definitely not a satellite, because we had seen satellites in the sky that weekend and knew their paths and appearances. It did not appear to be the headlight of a plane, because the intensity and shape of the light did not change as it passed overhead, and it had no discernable blinking lights.

If it was a helicopter, it was very quiet and had no other light than the single bright one, which remained bright in intensity well past the point that regular aircraft headlights would have disappeared. No actual shape could be seen, though. It was just a bright orange ball of light.

The sky was completely clear and there was no moon (new moon, in fact). It did not seem to make any sound. I lost sight of it when it passed the southern leg of the mountains behind me.

The color was also distinctive. Definitely orange.

Thank you to the eyewitness for their report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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