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Occurred : 12/14/2002 05:00 (Entered as : 12/14/02 05:00)
Reported: 12/15/2002 7:45:53 PM 19:45
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: El Paso, TX
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 minutes
Freeway Arc Light

My friend and I were on our way to work on the Patriot freeway heading south. I noticed the light first and brought this to my friends attention, he was driving. I first thought the light was a bright star but then it began to shimmer like when you see lights through glass when it rains. I then thought it might be a police helicopter by then it was obviously moving and the light was getting brighter. Suddenly it began to dim and also was rising in a arc. The light went dimmer and lower then quickly began rising as it dimmed. Within two minutes it was completely gone as if it had switched off or moved away rapidly. I know this was an actual object in flight but it did not move (arc) like any helicopter or plane I have ever seen. Incidentally, my wife and two of my daughters saw something very similar last summer.