|Occurred : 10/1/2006 23:15 (Entered as : 100106 23:15)
Reported: 1/4/2007 10:22:54 PM 22:22
Location: Taos, NM
|segmented flashing formation w/ "v" formation of glowing lights leading S. to N.E., Taos NM (Northern NM)
While driving north, glimpsing up at a 45deg angle, out of the corner of my left eye, an apparent streak of florescent green, which I immediately thought of as a meteor traveling south to northeast. My thought then was that it would streak across the sky to the north and that would be it. But, instead as I was driving I didn't see it streak and instead looked back to the left and saw that this object seemed to slow down to a really slow speed, and as it was night time I couldn't get a good feel for what altitude that it was at. As I've said I was driving and on my way home which is outside of the town limits towards the Taos Pueblo. I slowed down considerably due to me trying to keep this object in my eyesight. At this time I was able to get a good look at it and could see that it was what appeared to be a segmented string of objects which was the center mass and around and leading this, were what appeared to be smaller disk shaped lights which were space evenly around in a "v" shaped formation. These where what I thought at first to be sparks or flares, but as mentioned, since it had "slowed" down and I also had been able to travel the half mile down the road at a 15mph speed or so, and had left the town area where the overhead lights diminished the clarity of the night sky, the details stood out quite a bit. I by now had pulled over on the side of the road and could see that this object was moving by now with faster speed and seemed to be "banking" directly towards an opening between the Taos Mountain/Wheeler peak area and the El Salto peaks area. The object moved in a smooth, almost liquid motion with all of it's "satellites" moving in unision, and when it approached the opening between these two landmasses, it sort of "flowed" through the opening, with again, a smooth banking motion. At that point, I could see that on the top of this object were what looked to be a series of flashing lights running from front to back, twinkling in series and at the "end" of it were three flashing li! ghts, in a triangle shape. At that point, it seemed to just speed up and travel through that area very fast and apparently head northeast where it disappeared behind the Taos Mtn.