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Occurred : 8/15/1999 23:18 (Entered as : 08/15/99 23:20)
Reported: 8/19/1999 23:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 secons
An extremely bright flash of light lit up the sky and groud and appeared to travel from SW to NE.

I am ((deleted--aviation specialist)) in Albuquerqe NM. I was driving east on the north side of the city when I noticed a vert bright light begin in my rear view mirror and travel NE until the whole sky was lit up for about 1 second. My first thought was that it was as bright as nearby nuclear explosion would be. It began in the West or Southwest sky and traveled to the East or Northeast. No sound was associated with light.

((NUFORC Note:: Please compare reported direction of flight/movement with other reports of same incident. May be an optical illusion, but that is an assumption. The sky cameras operated by Sandia National Laboratories place the object in the western sky, viewed from the Albuquerque area.))

((NUFORC Note: For video footage of the event, captured by the Sandia National Laboratory sky camera in Albuquerque, please see the following URL: