Carson Valley Times contributing photographer Brad Cockman saw whatever this is flying over the Ranchos last night at about 7:30 p.m.
He said it was flashing white lights, moving like a string of balloons but a little faster, from north to southwest. He said it was relatively small, like a string of balloons with some sort of strobe attached. He also said there was no chance it was an aircraft.
“At first it looked like a bunch of big embers coming out of a fireplace… erratic in flight,” he said.
We really don’t know what it is. Weather balloon? Remote-controlled Santa sleigh? Amazon delivery drone test flight? Anyone have any ideas?