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Occurred : 5/1/2009 19:30 (Entered as : May 2009 19:30)
Reported: 8/21/2010 8:45:42 PM 20:45
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Albuquerque (near), NM
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Bright light heading for Earth near Albuquerque, NM

Pictures of this were taken just as the sun was going down. I have emailed three photos of this UFO event to you.

I was heading South on Hwy 550 from Bloomfield, NM and was about 50 to 60 miles North of Albuquerque. The pictures were taken with a Canon Digital Camcorder Model NTSC ZR200.

When I first saw two bright lights in the sky to my left, about 10:00 or 11:00 in the sky, I pulled my car over and got my camera. Two other vehicles pulled over behind me and appeared to be watching this, also. The light balls were not moving much at this point. I was so excited, I forgot to put my camera on movie mode so all I have are the still photos.

Two light beams came down from the sky at an angle from the two light balls to my left. The light beams changed their angle a few times as the light balls moved a little. Then, suddenly the two light balls formed into one larger light ball. The two light beams coming to earth formed into three beams, then instantly, there was only one light beam.

The light ball came to Earth VERY FAST at an angle following the one remaining light beam. Then the light ball got much brighter, like it was on fire and it was leaving a "fire trail" behind it, not a long one.

As it got closer to Earth, it looked like an explosion took place. I snapped a picture of this "explosion" then it took off for the sky again. It was traveling very fast. It went up and over the hill to the right in the photo then went straight up in the sky at a rapid rate of speed. It disappeared in a matter of a few seconds very high in the sky. There was no noise whatsoever.

I dropped my camera after taking the picture of the "explosion" and took off in my car. I looked for signs of fire on the ground to the right of the highway where it might have been close to the ground and saw nothing. It appeared to me that the "explosion" may have happened about 1/2 mile ahead of me.

My Father was a Navy jet pilot (career Navy) so I was raised around all kinds of aircraft. This was not a "normal" aircraft. I am a bookkeeper and office manager for an accounting firm.