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Occurred : 5/19/2005 06:00 (Entered as : 05/19/2005 06:00)
Reported: 5/20/2005 1:14:36 AM 01:14
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: El Paso, TX
Shape: Circle
The object that my roommate and I viewed was not at all like anything I have ever seen in my life...please help me

Just one object was seen. It at first appeared to be a helicopter because it hovered and moved very slowy in a south western direction. When I looked at it with my eyes alone, I could not decipher exactly what the image was. I thought it was a plane but the lights seemed too bright. I also thought that it might be a star or the moon as you might view them as the sun is rising in the morning, however, the object appeared to be moving.

I returned to my home from my morning walk,. I retrieved my binoculars from my car and then viewed the object. I thought I would see something normal that would explain what seemed abnormal. What I saw was a somewhat round object silver in color outlined with what looked like a flourescent light tube that rapped arround the entire object. At the base of the object there were three beams of the same flourescent light that encircled the object. The shape of the beams were similar to the fire seen when a rocket is taking off or boosting power. They were located at the base of the object. One on both ends and one in the middle that appeared to be shorter that the other two.

I did awaken my roommate and asked him to come outside and view what I had seen. He asked me what he was suppose to see. I told him to just look and tell me what he thought it was. He said that it must be a UFO and just went back to bed. He did see the same image that I viewed.

I checked the morning paper to see if I could find an explanation for what I saw. This evening I telephoned three local TV news stations and asked if anyone had reported seeing any strange obects that morning on the the west side of El Paso. They all answered no. The object that I saw was not a balloon, a plane, a helicopter nor was it like anything I have ever seen in my lifetime.

I am not one to make up stories. I saw what I saw and so did my roommate. I am sure there is a logical explanation for what I saw and that is why I must know what it was that I did see. Any help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I just need to know what it was? Thanks.