|Occurred : 10/1/2006 23:15 (Entered as : 10/01/06 23:15)
Reported: 10/10/2006 5:58:00 PM 17:58
Location: Cerrillos, NM
|White fireball on huge object flying horizonally before changing colors, emitting orange balls of light and evaporating
"My friend and I were up on Vista del Oro Road near Madrid, NM, near the top of the mountain off old gold mine road, with a 300 degree view of the valley 125 miles long, when we noticed a huge ball of light hurling horizontally faster than anything we had ever seen coming east to west.
My friend initially thought it was an airplane but immediately realized the light was too bright and it was moving too fast. About 10-15 seconds later the object turned into red and yellow flames like a lit match.
I estimate we were ten miles away from it and which we watched from an angle of approximately 45 degrees and remained constant. There was no sound. It made a turn to the north and then transfigured into a transparent swirling hovering mass over the valley with what looked like clear egg shaped objects swirling inside. Seconds later five or six tiny orange lights like sparks ejected in a line out the back and all evaporated into the darkness without ever getting near the ground.
About ten seconds later we noticed an airplane flying northwest, over the Santa Fe mountains. I am a university instructor and my friend is an attorney."
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicated a location in Tennessee, but we believe Cerrillos is in New Mexico. Error corrected on Friday, December 08, 2017.