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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/5/2013 01:30 (Entered as : 02/05/13 01:30)
Reported: 2/5/2013 8:07:22 AM 08:07
Posted: 2/18/2013
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Shape: Changing
Duration: 45+ minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted beams, The object changed color
UFO over Santa Fe, NM, possibly disk shaped, stationary, with light rays of various colors emanating from it.

I believe it was disk shaped but it was a dark (non-starry) sky, so it was hard to see. At first I thought it was Venus, but then realized it was too early for Venus. My bedroom window faces west. I turned off the bedroom lights and watched it some more, thinking it was an aircraft, but it didn't move closer or further away.

So next, I assumed it was a helicopter, since it was over the general area of the 599 road/Old Agua Fria Village, but it remained fairly high, 1/4 mile up (estimate). As I watched it, it seemed to be shooting out lights, to the side, downward at angles, and to the sides at slight angles. Periodically it glowed across the top (giving a disk-shaped appearance). The lights were white and also bright-colored, and shot like rays, rapidly, and not far out from the craft. I watched it for about 45 minutes. I thought of taking pictures, but then figured no one would believe me, plus my cell phone probably couldn't capture the image in the! dark sky anyway.

I am partially handicapped too, otherwise I would have gone outside to try and photograph it. But I live alone, and that would have been dangerous for me. My dog was here, and she remained asleep on the couch the whole time. Finally I just thought, "Well, if I'm seeing it, someone else probably is too," so I threw the covers over my head and went to sleep. I woke up later (3:30 a.m.) and it was gone.

I got up, went to the bathroom and kitchen, where I could see the moon low on the horizon, in the south-east sky.

This morning I checked the news but didn't see any reports, so I figured I'd leave one here. I am 54 years old, female, and not prone to hallucinations. I usually discount UFO reports. All of which is to say, I saw something strange enough that I am reporting it here.