Reported: 2012-01-05 20:39 Pacific
Duration: few minutes
No of observers: 1
Location: Rio Rancho, NM, USA
Characteristics: Lights on object, Left a trail, Emitted beams
A long beam of light extending from a light in the sky towards the earth, which disappears suddenly.
I was travelling north along Unser Blvd, approaching the junction with the US 550, when I saw what appeared to be a stationery object high in the sky ahead and slightly to the left of me over the desert (i.e. slightly to the north west of that junction). The thing that drew my attention to it was a long shaft of light beaming downwards towards the earth from it. It was a long shaft, not uniform in brightness but an increased intensity of brightness along it’s middle, extending downwards towards the earth at about a 25 to 30 degree angle from vertical. The shaft thinned and feathered as it approached earth, not reaching the ground. The object at the top of the shaft was no more than a light with no recognizable shape, about the size an aircraft would be at that distance. I pulled over to look at it, and called my husband to see if he was able to see anything. As we were talking I must have looked away for a second and when I looked up the light was gone. I was shocked, and looked all around in the sky to see if there was any trace of it. The only thing I saw was something like an aircraft with 2 flashing lights moving very fast in a southerly direction well past me on my left, i.e. the western side. It had a very long, straight stream of hazy white behind it. I don’t know if that was the same object. If it was it had changed position exceedingly fast.
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