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Occurred : 12/27/2011 05:25 (Entered as : 12/27/11 05:25)
Reported: 12/28/2011 10:12:50 AM 10:12
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Albuquerque/Aiport, NM
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 seconds
Yellow ball accelerates rapidly from a standstill over Albuquerque Int'l Airport

Saw what I thought was a bright star in the eastern sky about 10-12 miles from the airport above the Manzano mountains. The glowing ball of yellow-white light was stationary for about 3-4 seconds then, it suddenly accelerated moving West to East over the mountain range. Acceleration was very rapid and the object appeared to wink out at the end of sighting. This was not a comet or meteor entering the atmosphere. The object was stationary for at least a few seconds before the rapid acceleration over the mountain range and it did have a tail or a trail behind it. The object also was not a plane or a helicopter as it had no blinking lights, just solid lights, and the acceleration was incredibly fast from a stationary position, I would say several thousand miles per hour if I had to guess.