|Occurred : 6/10/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 06/10/99 22:30)
Reported: 8/25/1999 14:12
Location: Albuquerque (near), NM
|Two VERY bright "stars" ...one on left suddenly moved across sky to left in downward arc and up then stopped abruptly. Object on right started moving slowly to right. Third object "blinked" on approx. 15 minutes later when we were trying to chase the "left" object.
Driving to CA for vacation on I-40 westbound near Alb. NM at 10:30 p.m.Thursday night, June 10th. I was in passenger seat looking at millions of stars. Noticed two intensely bright stars in the northern sky, about 20-25 degrees above the horizon, and asked my fiancee to pull over so I could look at them. They were, at that time, parallel to the car. Watched them for about a minute then got out the binoculars to see if we could see what they were. All we saw were just intensely blue light with what seemed to be an aura around them, which could have been atmospheric interference. They were still and looked just like really bright stars but they were just too bright and too big. Very suddenly, the light on the left took off at an amazingly fast speed to the west, dipped down a bit, then up and just STOPPED in the sky again. The object on the right just started to "mosey" through the sky toward the east. We continued to drive west on I-40 trying to get to where it was, to put it parallel to the car again and see what the heck it was. The road was straight, we were driving like crazy to catch up to "it" when another light just "blinked" on in the sky right in front of us. (That was a real shocker!) It started moving slowly in the direction of the light which had moved so quickly to the west, then just went away, perhaps behind a mountain. We never could catch up to the westbound light. We watched it for about 30 minutes or so, got to a little town and lost it. The light on the "right" had what seemed to be a blinking light of somekind...no noise but it must have been pretty high. We had turned the car off and were in the middle of nowhere. The light which "blinked" on in front of us appeared to have a light, as well but I really don't think either of them was a plane or hellicopter. I could be wrong. But the light which darted off to the left was amazing! We were driving at 75/80 mph for at least half an hour and never did get it parallel to the car again...not even close. The sudden movement to the west was instantaneous...maybe two seconds to go, which must have been, better than 50 miles. My fiancee is 54, director of an arts organization. I am 46 and a festival promoter, former restaurant owner. My daughter is a 19 year old college student. We were headed to a family reunion in Tahatchipi, CA. I really wish I had gotten the camcorder out in time!!