Occurred: 1997-07-15 22:30 Local
Reported: 1998-10-12 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 45--60 min
No of observers: 4

Location: Las Cruces, NM, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby

Orange, glowing ball moving at height of 50 to 300 feet over and around a city park (Apodaka Park). Pursued by 2--3 helos w/searchlights in a one mile circle arouns the north central to north-east part of Las Cruces. Lots of people in park, etc. No newspaper mention or radio notice. NOBODY from police, etc.,will talk about this. LC is fifty miles north of Ft Bliss and 30 miles west of White Sands Testing Grounds (both US Army). Two relatives of mine observed the whole thing from their home about 800 ft from the south side of the Park.

Posted 1998-11-01

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