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.



NUFORC Note:

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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