|Occurred : 12/19/2003 08:35 (Entered as : 12/19/2003 8:35)
Reported: 1/10/2004 5:41:41 PM 17:41
Location: Deming, NM
|Double Ovoid object photographed NE of Deming, NM
December 19th, 2003, my wife and I were eastbound on I-10, having just rolled through Deming, New Mexico. Around Mile 60, I noticed an object in the sky to the South (To the right of what my research shows is Black Mountain).
Watching it as we drove, I asked my wife what she thought is was, we agreed it might be a hot-air balloon at long range. However, further examination yielded the fact that it was slowly rotating in a perpendicular fashion to my sight line. It appeared to be moving generally in our direction, East. I resolved to pull over take a digital snapshot using an HP Photoshot 435 (3.1 MP max), I put it on high quality, pulled over, and exited the vehicle for the shot.
We rolled, and observed this thing pass behind Black Mountain, be briefly visible between the two peaks, and by the time we cleared the mountain, it was lost from view.
After getting home from the holiday trip to Texas, I DL'ed the image from the cam into the Mac, was amazed that the photo bore very little resemblance to what we had seen with the naked eye...thought some sense of the double ovoid shape was discernible in the image. I did some image post to bring the object out a bit, and submit a composite of those shots with this report.
The camera's unifocus is frustrating, because the object was larger to the naked eye...and looked hazy around the edges.