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Occurred : 10/16/2017 19:40 (Entered as : 10/16/2017 19:40)
Reported: 10/16/2017 8:10:12 PM 20:10
Posted: 10/19/2017
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Very bright light low in the northern sky

I don't know what I saw but it didn't seem like a flying object of any kind. I had just finished my run on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard between Lohman and Dripping Springs. It's very dark out there in the desert and I saw a bright light to the north, just below the Big Dipper and very close to the horizon. It had white and red light, with maybe green too. My night vision isn't very good so I tried putting on my glasses but that seemed to make it worse. I thought it was a planet or star and thought I would look it up when I got home. It wasn't moving so that's why I thought it was a planet or star. I looked down in my car for a minute because I was syncing my sports watch with the app, and then when I looked up, the light was completely gone, so obviously it wasn't a planet or star and that freaked me out a little. I wish I knew if there were aircraft in the area, but I don't know how to look it up.