NUFORC Sighting 67502

Occurred: 2008-11-14 10:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2008-12-17 20:56 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: El Paso (Fort Bliss), TX, USA

Shape: Cigar
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Cigar-shaped UFO moving south-southwest towards Mexico

I was walking into the motor pool when I noticed something in the sky. The motor pool is very near El Paso airport, and I have an interest in aircraft, so I stopped to look at it. It was traveling south-southwest in a sort of "drifting" manner. It was brown, and "cigar-shaped". I waited for its angle to change to determine if it was a helicopter (a common sight patrolling the border), but it's shape was too evenly "cigar shaped" so I was certain it was not a Blackhawk, and it seemed to lack the vertical stabilizer and wings of fixed-wing aviation, so I stood there and stared at it.

It was not at a very high elevation, maybe 1000 feet above the ground (I'm not a trained aerial observer, so I can't gauge elevation at all), and it seemed to be just "drifting" over the border, like a dirigible, though it's path was even and consistently south-southwest.

I pointed it out to some of my comrades as I was seeing it, but they apparently didn't see it. I lost track of it when I had to get back to what I was doing.


Witness indicates that date of the sighting is approximate. PD

Posted 2009-01-10

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