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Occurred : 9/16/2004 19:30 (Entered as : 09/16/2004 19:30)
Reported: 9/16/2004 10:46:34 PM 22:46
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Light
Duration:30 min
Possible Weather Balloon?

Walking south approximately at sunset, a stationary object was seen in the south/southwestern sky. Unknown altitude, but seemed to not be of very high altitude. It appeared to be near or south of the vacinity of Albuquerque Sunport Airport, normal air traffic was witnessed as well. It was very bright, altough at first thought it may be a planet. However, after arriving home and watching from my window, it was becoming brighter. I went outside, saw a neighbor with camera and telescope. He saw it as well and took pictures. It appears as possible weather balloon, semi-roundish upsidedown cone shape, with series of cylindrical objects attached to sides and "ropes" hanging from it, holding something at an apex. However, the odd thing. From the time I went from my window, to outside to observe, in a cloudless dark sky, it disappeared.