Reported: 2000-06-03 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 40 minutes
No of observers: 5
Location: Bluewater Village, NM, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Emitted beams
Large, bright, stationary, oval object spotted in Western New Mexico skies, that the sighting lasted about 40 minutes.
We were sitting out in the front yard when I looked over my left shoulder and saw this very large bright light in the sky. I told the other 4 people that were there and they all looked at the light. It was too big for a star and too big and bright for a satelite. We took some still pictures with the 35mm camera and also took the camcorder and filmed the light. The light stayed in a stationary place and did not move at all. It lasted about 40 minutes before we could not see the light anymore. The light slowly faded out. It was oval in shape and bright white. It was much brighter than a headlight of a car for comparison. It just hovered in one spot. I am a nurse and my husband is a mechanic. We have 2 boys one age 7 and the other age 13. We are a typical American family.
High altitude balloon, launched by the University of Chicago from Ft. Sumner, NM. PD
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