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Occurred : 7/3/1999 21:20 (Entered as : 07/03/99 21:20)
Reported: 7/6/1999 01:03
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Alamosa, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:1 minute
Object like a star moving at a rapid rate from the south east. Pin of white light stopped directly overhead. Without warning it expanded into an orb of intense blue light which remained white in the center. After about 5 seconds it vanished. There was no sound.

The size comparison, both at arms length, when first spotted would be that of an led light on a piece of electronic gear. When it appeared to transform into an orb, the diameter would be that of looking into a standard flashlight. A dramatic size increase in an instant. My wife compared it to the color of a flame on a propane stove. In retrospect, I think the object may have descended at an incredible rate of speed which would account for part of the size expansion. My wife feels whatever it was may have been attracted by our small campfire.