Occurred: 1999-08-28 18:00 Local
Reported: 1999-08-29 00:00 Pacific
Duration: less than 8-10 sec.
No of observers: 2

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Shape:


It looked like a long silver gray parasail canopy. Huge. Swooped down over the city & quickly shot up where it stayed on a fairly even course heading S. Moved extremely fast. My home in on a ridge on the W. side.

My son and I were headed to a banquet. I was getting ready to close the windows and lock them when I saw the thing swoop down and glide above the city. My son (8 yrs. old) was standing right by me at the time and we watched it until we could no longer see it which wasn't very long at all. It moved with great speed. It looked on the order of a huge parasail or parachute (curved top and not so high considering the long body and a slight curve to the ends.) Our home looks down on the city and up at the mountains. We see planes all the time but this was nothing like a plane and several times larger as well as the fastest thing I've ever seen. I had a camera on the table and just didn't even think to pick it up. My mind just didn't know how to take this in. Here it was in broad daylight! Not a disk like on TV but a huge long object that just sailed through the air. Surely others had to have seen this aircraft.. We're rather excited that we got the chance to witness it. That's about all I can really tell you.

Posted 1999-08-30

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