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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/29/2011 18:30 (Entered as : 11/29/11 18:30)
Reported: 12/3/2011 4:05:30 AM 04:05
Posted: 12/12/2011
Location: Socorro, NM
Shape: Light
Duration: 2-3 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
3-4 yellow round lights in a triad and a string over the northern end of the WSMR east of Socorro NM on 11.29.11 about 1830.

We were driving south from Albq. on Tuesday night (11.29.11) and had reached Socorro between 1800 and 1830 (best guess).

Just south of Socorro I looked to my left (I was driving) in the direction of the rising Orion constellation which was just above the horizon and over the northern end of the White Sands Missile Range; near the Trinity site. I saw:

1. Three yellow lights in a small triangle also above the horizon. I couldn’t assess the distance. They traveled south for 2-3 seconds and then disappeared.

2. Less than a minute later three lights in a triad appeared further south, and again appeared to be above the horizon. They were positioned above the door mirror of my truck.

3. Almost immediately four similar lights appeared, at the same moment, further south from the second triad (which were still in the sky). These four lights were in a string; the light which was on the northern end of the string was slightly lower than the second light in the string, which was to the north and slightly lower than the third light, which was, again to the north and slightly lower than the fourth light.

4. They stayed in the sky without appearing to move for 2-3 seconds.

The traveler in my truck also saw them.