Report Indexes : by Event Date  by Location  by Shape  by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/10/2019 22:30 (Entered as : 09/10/2019 22:30)
Reported: 9/11/2019 8:18:31 AM 08:18
Posted: 9/12/2019
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Shape: Light
Duration: 30 seconds
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
At about 10:30 p.m., we we're outside in my garage playing pool, and noticed the sound of a military helicopter, which isn't very abnormal. We went outside to check it out because it seemed particularly low and loud, and it was maybe half mile or so above the ground, Using radar or something in the nose we could see the green light. It was flying west to east at full speed as far as we could tell. Once it got almost directly overhead, maybe 20 degrees straight in front of us, we noticed a light orb turn on, orange in color, about 200 to 300 feet in front of the helicopter get bright and then take off in front of the helicopter. The orb was right on top of us again about a half mile up. It took off East and then veered Northeast. The helicopter sped up a little bit and went in pursuit. We did see the light go out it seemed like it wasn't a flare or a missile, because it didn't come from the helicopter it came from in front of the helicopter turned on and then ! had a burst of speed and then turned off. Not to mention there is desert/Mesa all around us why launch a missile over the suburbs? There's no way that's what we saw. Afterwards there was a squad of helicopters in the area which isn't very normal and we saw a drone as well.