The rate of UFO news hitting the mainstream, seems to be speeding up. Either encounters with these unidentified objects are becoming more frequent, or our technology’s making it easier to capture proof of these things — maybe a little from both columns.

Either way, there have been a number of high-profile sightings recently. Less than a week ago American Airlines flight 2292 was buzzed so closely by some unknown metallic ‘cylindrical object,’ the pilots were worried they’d just been shot at with a cruise missile. The incident has yet to be resolved or explained by either the FAA or the FBI.

Then, just last night (March 1st), over Las Vegas, another sighting happened — this one, however, was caught on video from multiple angles.

The lights appeared directly over downtown, hovering perfectly still in the air, in one straight line, with several hovering beneath — distinctly resembling the Phoenix lights (pictured below) famously spotted flying over Arizona in 1997 and again in 2008. The orange globes sit completely still in the sky in the videos, some of them appearing and disappearing, but without moving position. Some witnesses claimed to have seen a structure between the lights, connecting them to some kind of craft.

Image of the Phoenix Lights, courtesy of Google. 

The area where these lights were hovering appears to be over Circa and the Neon Light Museum in Las Vegas — both of whom denied having any involvement with the appirition, when contacted.

Skeptics will be quick to call these military flares. After all, there are Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases to the north of where this UFO was spotted, that are known to run routine flights back and forth and around the city. (Though, notably, Nellis has yet to respond to inquiry about the incident).

But look at this video of military flares fired at night.

Or this one.

Notice how the flares start lined up, but drift and float randomly on the air, descending with gravity towards the Earth. Most of them only remain illuminated for several seconds before extinguishing. And, close-up, smoke can be seen illuminated by the other flares around them.

The lights witnessed over downtown Las Vegas last night exhibited none of those qualities. They did not drift, nor did they descend, extinguish rapidly or emit any kind of smoke. Instead, they hung in place, in perfect formation for several minutes straight, before they all vanished, all at once.

Eye-witnesses remain adamant that these weren’t military flares from Nellis, seven miles to the northeast, or from Creech 45 miles to the northwest. These were almost directly over the Strip, well within the city limits. And, as far as anyone knows, the military doesn’t often test airborne combustible explosives directly over bustling downtown areas for no apparent reason.

But who knows? Maybe they needed to experiment with new highly-advanced flare technology, and figured they might as well give the people of Las Vegas a little show while they were at it.

Today, the FAA came out and claimed that these were in fact flares, fired from planes flying between Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. Mystery solved! Except, not really. The map below shows the distance between those two military installations — the area where these strange lights appeared over the city, is circled below that.

Something isn’t adding up here, which is only adding weight to this most recent UFO sighting of 2021.