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Occurred : 1/26/2016 19:45 (Entered as : 01/26/16 19:45)
Reported: 1/29/2017 10:42:41 AM 10:42
Posted: 2/3/2017
Location: Roswell/Ruidoso, NM
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
2 separate instances of 3 orange lights appearing/disappearing

We witnessed 3 large orange lights appearing, disappearing and moving horizontally in different directions almost if they were sliding left and right and changing opacity as they did so. We saw this happen twice.

The first instance: Our family was traveling west outside of Roswell heading to New Mexico the evening of January 26th, 2017. Approximately 20 miles west of Roswell we spotted 3 large, very strange lights in the northwest sky. We immediately knew these were not normal. These orange lights hovered in the sky as they sort of whispers or danced with each other fading in and out. We could not make out any physical shape that was generating the light. There is nothing out here. We've travelled this route several times. It was extremely dark at the time. We could see that the stars went down on the horizon as to rule out the lights being on top of high terrain. Additionally, there are no radio towers here. This experience lasted about 15 seconds. My wife and I both saw this.

The second instance happened once we arrived in Ruidoso just as we passed Ruidoso Downs. We pulled over to get water from the cooler for the kids. I immediately noticed the same 3 lights in the same configuration as before acting in the same way! I motioned for my wife to witness the lights. This lasted about 7 seconds.

I'm not the kind of person to report this kind of thing, but this was a very real and distinct experience that we cannot explain. For us, it was diffinitive proof that we are not privy to everything that happens around us. It was one of the craziest things I've ever seen!