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- NASA told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a recent bright light that some residents confused with a possible UFO sighting was a meteor and the photos showing the light are old.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless it's a rumor about a supposed UFO landing there. That’ll go viral.
"Unprecedented UFO landing shrouds Las Vegas, Nevada in mystery," read the headline of a June 16 blog post. It showed two photos and went on to claim that UFOs descended from the sky. One photo showed an orb arcing across what looks like sky; the other showed something glowing behind clouds.
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First, those photos aren’t from a recently reported UFO landing in Nevada. The first image has been online for more than a year, while the other showed a 2004 photo taken by a retired Royal Air Force officer in Sri Lanka.
So what of that "bright beam of light recently spotted plummeting through the darkness" that was captured May 1 on a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer’s body camera? It was a meteor, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
NASA’s Planetary Defense Office told the newspaper the flash of light "certainly" was not a UFO.
We rate claims of an unprecedented UFO landing in Las Vegas False.
Blog post, June 16, 2023
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Did aliens land in Las Vegas? NASA says no, June 19, 2023
YouTube, Suspicious Activity LLV230500000097 #1, June 8, 2023
NBC News, British UFO files trace sightings (and hoaxes), March 3, 2011
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