|Occurred : 5/28/1998 20:30 (Entered as : 05/28/98 20:30 MDT)
Reported: 5/28/1998 22:47
Location: Santa Fe, NM
|We saw the object in the sky south of Santa Fe just after sunset. It looked like a glowing white sphere against the indigo sky, and was the only celestial object visible other than the crescent moon. It was approximately 20 times the size of a typical star. It remained completely stationary in the sky throughout the course of our sighting. The object brightened then faded several times, and after a few minutes, it began to shrink in size and fade in brightness, shrinking to the size of a typical star over the course of about 30 seconds. This star-sized object was visible for at least a few more minutes.
A friend, her two daughters, and myself were on our way out to dinner. We got in my truck around 8:30 p.m. and were heading south out of my driveway when I saw the object and pointed it out to the others. We stopped the truck and my friend's daughter ran back to the house to get her binoculars. We stood in the driveway and observed the sighting as reported above. The object was obviously distant. There is no way to estimate its actual size or location.