Occurred: 1951-11-15 06:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2003-01-15 01:28 Pacific
Duration: 10sec
No of observers: 0

Location: Holloman AFB, NM, USA

Shape: Orb
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

What I saw was reported in the Albuquerque newspaper as a "green fireball". It streaked across the proving grounds at a very low elevation. below the mountainous horizon. The object was a luminiscent pale green orb with a thin, bright yellow rim and short, sharp tail. It was early morning with dawn just breaking. The mountains on the horizon were dark silouettes. I was facing east and it moved from north to south and it over the mountains to the southeast, which were many miles away. Witnesses reported this sighting to a Dr. Lincoln La Paz, who, I believe, was a professor at the university of New Mexico. It was speculated that this nay have been St. Elmos fire.


Date is approximate. Dr. La Paz was the lead scientist for "Project Twinkle," in which he attempted to document and explain these meteor-like celestial events, some of which he felt strongly could not be ascribed to meteors. PD

Posted 2003-03-21

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