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Occurred : 10/15/1999 03:00 (Entered as : 10/15/99 3:00)
Reported: 1/19/2000 10:30
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Clines Corners (I-40 Eastbound), NM
Shape: Light
Was traveling eastbound on I-40 in New Mexico around 3:00am. Noticed to the southwest and southeast numerous flashing bright blue lights coming from the ground and sky. Lasted for approximately 20 minutes.

It was on December 15, 1999 when my cousin and I were traveling eastbound on I-40 from CA-Tucumcari,NM. About 5 miles out of Clines Corners, NM is when we noticed the lights. At 3:00am, I noticed a bright blue thin-"beam" coming out of the southwest. I only saw one flash at first and dismissed it as a spotlight coming from Albuquerque. Shortly after that, the beams retured this time shooting rapidly several times. It seemed at first to be shooting from the ground to the sky. I was shocked and asked my cousin who was driving to look out my window. He was skeptical at first but was also shocked when he witnessed the lights. Around 3:10am, the "beams" stopped for about a minute. We thought it was over with, when all of a sudden the blue beams were back but this time almost directly in front of us to the southeast. They continued for about 5 minutes, shooting rapidly from the ground and sky. Then they stopped again for another minute and started up again in the southwest this time. This lasted approximately another 5 minutes, and stopped for good. It ended around 3:20am. I know for sure of two witnesses, those being myself and my cousin. As we were driving though, I noticed several of the truckdrivers looking out their windows and slowing down to observe the lights as well. My cousin is orginally from the Bahamas and a nonbeliever of any subject related to UFO's, aliens, etc. He did comment that the lights we witnessed that night, "were unlike anything he had ever seen and hard to believe". I never have witnessed anything like that before myself. I too have never been a believer in UFOs or strange phenomenon.