|Occurred : 11/14/2008 10:00 (Entered as : 11/14/08 10:00)
Reported: 12/17/2008 8:56:04 PM 20:56
Location: El Paso (Fort Bliss), TX
|Cigar-shaped UFO moving south-southwest towards Mexico
I was walking into the motor pool when I noticed something in the sky. The motor pool is very near El Paso airport, and I have an interest in aircraft, so I stopped to look at it. It was traveling south-southwest in a sort of "drifting" manner. It was brown, and "cigar-shaped". I waited for its angle to change to determine if it was a helicopter (a common sight patrolling the border), but it's shape was too evenly "cigar shaped" so I was certain it was not a Blackhawk, and it seemed to lack the vertical stabilizer and wings of fixed-wing aviation, so I stood there and stared at it.
It was not at a very high elevation, maybe 1000 feet above the ground (I'm not a trained aerial observer, so I can't gauge elevation at all), and it seemed to be just "drifting" over the border, like a dirigible, though it's path was even and consistently south-southwest.
I pointed it out to some of my comrades as I was seeing it, but they apparently didn't see it. I lost track of it when I had to get back to what I was doing.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the sighting is approximate. PD))