|Occurred : 10/27/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 10/27/07 23:00)
Reported: 10/26/2007 11:25:06 PM 23:25
Location: Santa Fe, NM
|Many flashing lights in the eastern night sky above Santa Fe
Returning home from the center of Santa Fe, my girlfriend and I just got off I-25 heading south on Highway 14 to Cerrillos. My girlfriend asked if I could see the flashing lights in the eastern sky. At first I thought all I could see was the reflection of my dash lights on the window, but then I looked several times and suddenly I did see blinking lights in the sky.
I pulled the car over to the shoulder and rolled down the window. In the eastern sky there was a large band area about a 45 degree angle from the horizon that had satellite looking blinking lights, but there were many, perhaps as many as 50 or sixty, that at each blink were in a different position, none being in a sensible trajectory.
The lights were so amazing I turned off the engine and my girlfriend I both got out of the car and stood at the side of the road and continued to watch the lights flash as they headed in a north east direction. We both concurred we were seeing something that was not like any aircraft we had ever seen.
Suddenly one of the lights stayed on and shot across the whole eastern sky. If it had been an aircraft it would have gone hundreds of miles in a matter of a split second. The other lights continued to flash, sometimes very close together sometimes far apart, but like they were traveling together as a large spread out band.
After maybe four or five minutes they gradually disappeared going in a northeast direction. My girlfriend and I agreed we had never seen any aircraft, satellite or shooting star that looked anything like what we had just seen.