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Occurred : 12/1/2001 21:15 (Entered as : 12/01/01 21:15)
Reported: 12/4/2001 7:49:43 AM 07:49
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Silver City, NM
Shape: Triangle
Duration:1 minute
Trangular shaped translucent object with lights

While driving east toward Silver City, my wife, son and I observed what appeared to be a large triangular shaped object moving rapidly in a north-northeast direction. To me, the triangle seemed to be translucent orange/yellow. The peak of the triangle appeared to be "up" and at the peak was a bright light shining to the rear. There was another light at roughly the lower right corner of the triangle. We think this light was blinking.

As for size, I would guess 1 to 2 moon diameters, maybe more. We lost sight of it for a few seconds and when we saw it again, it was disappearing behind a line of mountains to the east of Silver City.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness is describing the re-entry event that occurred at approximately 2120 hrs. (Mountain) on Saturday, December 01, 2001. Please see following URL for details: <http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast03dec_1.htm?list49634>. PD))