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Occurred : 12/25/2015 19:30 (Entered as : 12/25/15 19:30)
Reported: 12/26/2015 7:21:16 AM 07:21
Posted: 1/5/2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Other
Duration:5 minutes
Changing flame and morphing balloon.

Stopped at Lead/Vassar intersection to look at strange light that was changing from white to pink to orange, slowly but as if on fire. The object flew directly overhead, but it was cloudy and visibility was not 100%. The object seemed to burn off small embers: one directly overhead, many others as it flew away. As it was directly overhead the shape of the object seemed to change rapidly... As if it was amorphous and constantly fluctuating somehow - the closest thing I can compare it to is a hot air balloon inflating on the ground, but I've never seen a balloon do this motion in the air. Eventually it drifted over Kirtland AFB and disintegrated into many small orbs which feel to the ground, and the light of the fire disappeared.

The body of the craft was morphing rapidly,as if the structure was a plasma contained in a dark bag. also, hot air balloons are usually very loud when they blast their heaters...this craft made zero noise. Dogs nearby barked when it was overhead as well.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))