NUFORC Sighting 179264

Occurred: 2023-10-30 18:45 Local
Reported: 2023-11-04 17:53 Pacific
Duration: aprox 5 min
No of observers: 2

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Location details: Seemed to run parralel to central/route 66 and Kirtland AFB

Shape: Light
Color: white light
Estimated Size: Big light, bigger then landing lights on planes
Viewed From: Land
Direction from Viewer: Bright white light going very slow from west to east. Was North of Kirtland AFB.
Angle of Elevation: 65
Closest Distance: Maybe 2 or 3 football fields.
Estimated Speed: slow dont know
Explanation: Rocket - Probable
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Emitted other objects

Slow moving light with antenna in back while moving sprayed particls in shape of smoke ring/circle in front/downward of it.

Was watering plants in back yard saw light above/south in the sky moving east from the west. Did not look like any plane or military aircraft. Had no noise. Called a friend outside to take a look at it with me. He did not know what it was. I went inside and grabbed my bird watching binoculars and looked at it some more. It had no shape just a round light but on the back of it there was a stick like protrusion at a 45 degree angel. It looked like a folded up umbrella or a parachute that failed to inflate. The protrusion seemed very rigid and did not change shape. It was headed SE over KAFB or four hills and I saw it emit a spray in a round shape like a smoke ring. In a slightly down ward angle. The spray/emission was much bigger then the light that produced it. I then proceeded to access my roof (took one min)to get a better view and it was gone.

Posted 2023-12-09

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