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Occurred : 12/30/2003 21:30 (Entered as : 12/30/2003 21:30)
Reported: 1/17/2004 5:05:46 AM 05:05
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Tatum, NM
Shape: Circle
Duration:45 seconds
hovering object,circle of lights,in field that shot straight up and stopped 2 times then lights went out and object vanished

I was driving west toward Tatum New Mexico,about 8 miles east of Tatum and in a field off to my left or South in a field was circle of lights staying still off the ground about 60 ft.Thought the lights were lights of helicopter but had no strobe light like helicopter and it was staying very still not bobbing like a helicopter would do.Then this circle of lights shot straight up at a very rapid speed,straight up and stopped very fast about 2 miles up and stayed very still again.There was no strobe light like an aircraft usually has,just glowing circle of lights.Then this object shot up again I would say about 8000 ft up and stopped rapidly and then this object got bright in intensity and then the lights just imploded and this thing was gone.Where this object was there is nothing but desert fields and only thing out there would be coyotes deer or cows.I had a feeling this object was watching me I was the only truck out on highway.I am a truck driver been one for 20 plus years and have driven many nites and I have never seen anything that was unidentified until now.I truly dont know what this was.