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Occurred : 10/16/2006 21:05 (Entered as : 10/16/06 21:05)
Reported: 10/16/2006 9:16:27 PM 21:16
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Silver City, NM
Shape: Flash
Duration:15 minutes
Very faint flashing strobe

At approximately 9;05 PM, Mountain Standard Time, I was on our front porch scanning the sky to the west, 270 degrees, with a pair of 7x50 binoculars when into my view appeared a faint flashing object. It appeared to be a single flashing strobe, flashing three times, then with about a one second pause. It was first seen at about a 15 degree angle moving directly East. While I was watching it, it suddenly turned to the North-East. I couldn't see this objet with my unaided eye, only with the binoculars. It appeared to be very high in the sky and moving at a rapid clip, but slower than the many satellites that we see every night. I witnessed this light travel across the night sky moving North-East until it moved into the Milky Way, then it blinked off and I lost it at approximately 21:20 (9:20 PM MST). I saw three comercial aircraft to the south of our location at the same time, but highly doubt any of them witnessed this sighting.


((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, as we have done in the past, and we suspect that the report is quite accurate. We do not know what the witnesses observed. PD))