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Occurred : 4/10/1999 02:58 (Entered as : 04/10/99 02:58)
Reported: 5/14/1999 17:40
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: VLA Radio Telescope (near, Hwy. 60), NM
Shape: Light
Duration:16 minutes
LIGHT THE SIZE OF SILVER DOLLAR AT ARM'S LENGTH SEEN HOVERING JUST ABOVE HIGHWAY. RAPIDLY CHANGING COLORS FROM WHITE-RED-BLUE-GREEN-ORANGE AT RATE OF CA. 5 PER SEC.

AT 2:58AM, APRIL 10, I OBSERVED A LIGHT, THE SIZE OF A SILVER DOLLAR HELD AT ARM'S LENGTH, AND ABOUT 1/10 THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FULL SUN, HOVERING JUST ABOVE HWY 60 ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF THE VERY LARGE RADIOTELECOPE ARRAY (VLRA). THE LIGHT ROTATED RAPIDLY, ALTHOUGH IT WAS STATIONARY WITH RESPECT TO THE ROAD BED, AND CHANGED FROM WHITE THROUGH ALL OF THE COLORS OF THE SPECTRUM AT A RATE OF ABOUT 5 PER SECOND. MY VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND AT ABOUT 60MPH WHILE I OBSERVED THE LIGHT FOR 13 MINUTES. THEN, I APPEARED TO APPROACH THE LIGHT, AND REDUCED MY SPEED TO 25MPH. AFTER AN ADDITIONAL 3 MINUTES, THE LIGHT VEERED OFF RAPIDLY TO THE SOUTH AND "DISAPPEARED". THERE WERE NO OTHER VEHICLES ON THE HIGHWAY, AND THE MOON WAS IN "NEW" PHASE. I HAVE RULED OUT OTHER VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, CELESTIAL OBJECTS, AND RADIO/TV TRANSMISSION TOWERS.