Location: Carlsbad, NM, USA
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2013-11-22 18:43:22 Pacific
Posted: 2013-12-02 00:00:00
Triangle-shaped craft hovers silently over the Pecos River.
On a cloudless Sunday morning around 9:45, I was riding my bicycle to one of Carlsbad’s city parks on the Pecos River. I had stopped briefly to check for traffic before I crossed a street that was a few blocks from the river.
As I was starting to cross the road, I became aware of a large triangular craft hovering silently just above the trees on the river bank. The craft was a dull dark gray or black, about 50’ long and maybe 25-30’ wide. I could not judge its width as well because of the flat angle at which I was viewing it, but I could clearly see that it had a triangular shape and a fairly thin profile. After a few seconds, it faded out, as if it had dissolved into the air.
At the time of the sighting, I was working in Carlsbad as a mental health professional. I previously had been chief of a large fire protection district in the western U.S., and had training in fire investigation.
Before that I was a naturalist with the National Park Service, and have long been a student and observer of nature. I consider myself to be a curious, careful and scientifically oriented observer.
Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD
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