|Occurred : 12/12/1996 02:06
Reported: 12/21/1996 16:45
Location: I-10, Marker 174, NM
|A professional trucker witnessed a brightly lighted object crossing the sky. At first, he thought it was an aircraft, but it suddenly became stationary.
At that point, he realized that the light was in fact two separate lights. They split apart, one going to the left, and the other west straight up.
The light that had gone to the left came back around his truck and paced the truck on the left side. Then the object pacing his truck went straight up and joined the other object, at which point they streaked off. The object paced the caller's truck for 5-6 miles, he thought.
Other trucks must have seen the objects, the caller stated, since the CB came alive, and perhaps 30-40 trucks, he estimated, were talking about the objects.
The caller had kept time, mileage, and fuel records, and all of them were normal.
He commented that he had not awakened his wife during the sighting, and she was upset with him.