Occurred: 1997-07-27 21:30 Local
Reported: 1997-08-19 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 1 hr approx
No of observers: 4

Location: Las Cruces, NM, USA

Shape: Light

Summary : Witness reports an "orange ball of light" at approx 500 feet from ground, was surrounded by helicopters circling it repeatedly. Number of aircraft was 4 to 6 and repeated manuevers went on for one hour plus. No reports (that i know of) were made in local papers or tv news. Many people MUST have seen this as helicopters continued to fly over city a low altitude for 2-3 hours after incident. This one ought to be investigated by competent party while it is fresh.

Posted 1998-06-02

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