NUFORC Sighting 76940

Occurred: 2010-07-31 04:15 Local
Reported: 2010-08-01 20:49 Pacific
Duration: 20 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Shape: Cigar

Night sky turned white with a cigar shaped object in the middle of a circle of light

I was standing in a parking lot at 4:15am in Albuquerque near I25 and Osuna Road. I was talking with a fellow truck driver when the sky lit up a very white light and the other driver jumped and asked "what's that?" I turned and saw about half the sky was "lit up" with a very constant (not flickering like fireworks) light and in about the center of the lighted area was a gray cigar shape. It never moved or made any noise. After 10 seconds the cigar shaped object started to disappear. It's size never changed. After 5 seconds the object was gone. The light started to dim and after 3 seconds (or so) it was gone. There were no thunderstorms in the area, only a few very small clouds. No lightning anywhere was visible. I am a licensed pilot and don't drink or do drugs.

Posted 2010-08-24

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