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Occurred : 10/1/2006 23:40 (Entered as : 100106 23:40)
Reported: 10/6/2006 9:25:39 AM 09:25
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: San Antonio, NM
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 SECONDS
ON SUNDAY 10 01 06 MY WIFE AND I WERE DRIVING HOME FROM WHITE RUIDOSO NEW MEXICO. APPROXIMATLEY AT 11:20 PM I NOTICED OFF TO MY LEFT BOUT 1 MILE TO THE WEST A RED FLARE GUN SHOOT OFF AND ARC INTO THE SKY. I NOTED THE MILE MARKER ON HYWAY 380 AS MILE 47 JUST IN CASE WE SAW A POLICE OFFICER TO LET HIM KNOW. APPROXIMATLEY AT 11:40 PM WE WERE 15 MILES SOUTH OF THE OWL CAFE BETWEEN SAN ANTONIO AND SOCCORRO NEW MEXICO. A VERY BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION OUT THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW - FROM THE WEST NORTH WEST , THINKING IT WAS A WEATHER BALLOON. IT SHOT ACROSS , MOVING ACROSS MY WINDSHIELD IN 3-5 SECONDS. I SAW AN AFTER BURNER EFFECT COME FROM ITS TAIL END LIKE A FIGHTER JET - I WOKE UP MY WIFE. SHE SAW THE TAIL END OF THE AFTERBURNER EFFECT AND IT PASSED TO THE EAST OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. I BROUGHT THE CAR TO A STOP THE AFTER BURNER SHOT OUT A HUGE BLAST OF FIRE AS A STRING OF 5 ORBS OF WHITE LIGHT LIKE A STRING OF PEARLS IN A ROW LIT UP THE SKY FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS THEN DISAPPEARED INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN SKY - EAST OF SOCCORRO. WE WERE BOTH IN AWE MY WIFE WAS SPEECHLESS IT TOOK OUR BREATH AWAY. WE GRABBED THE ROAD MAP AND LOOKED TO SEE WHERE WE WERE AT - TO THE WEST OF US WHERE I FIRST SAW THE LIGHT WAS THE NORTHERN TIP OF WHITE SANDS MISSLE RANGE - WHEN I INITIALLY SAW THE RED FLARE GUN 20 MINUTES PRIOR WE HAD JUST PASSED BY SIGNS FOR THE TRINITY SIGHT - WHERE THE 1ST ATOMIC BOMB WAS DETONATED. IT WILL BE A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

I WOKE UP MY WIFE TO LET HER KNOW AS I BROUGHT THE CAR TO A STOP - SHE SAW A TAIL END OF THE AFTER BURNER EFFECT AND AT THAT POINT I LOST VISUAL SIGHT OF IT. MY WIFE SAID SHE SAW A SUDDEN BURST OF FLAME COME OUT OF IT AS IT PASSED ON THRU HER PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW MOVING EAST