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Occurred : 11/6/1999 20:30 (Entered as : 11/06/99 20:30)
Reported: 11/9/1999 04:11
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Chaco Canyon, NM
Shape: Other
Duration:5
Viewed a single craft, followed in approx 1 minute by three more. The crafts were long thin enlongated rectangles, appearing as flying florescent light tubes in this rectangle shape, entire perimeter outlined in contingal light. approx distance 1/8 mile from us. A single craft first appeared flying at high speed, from NE to SW. Within 1 minute, three additional craft appeared, flying at low speed, then the craft individually accelerated, much like a airport lineup.

The observers are both male, ages 58, and 54. 1st time sighting for one male, second time sighting (prev was Oklahoma City cir: 1964 of 3 hovering saucer shaped) other male. Neither male drink, both professional business men. The 4 craft sightings were in Chaco Canyon Area, N.W. New Mexico. appox 9:30PM, Sat, Nov 6,99. The flight direction was S.W., assumed craft came from Dulce NM, a N.E. Direction. Duration of the sightings was approx 60 seconds for the first singular craft, and 120 seconds for the following three craft, which appeared 1 minute after the first craft. The sky was clear, star filled night, with blinking commercial airplane lights flying in a S.S.W. Direction immediately preceeding the sighting period. All four craft had same lighted features - resembling enlongated rectangular florescent (orange/red) outlined (appeared like flying florescent tubes)(bright,like those used in store windows). We were close enough, the light blocked actually seeing the craft itself. Estimate distance to be less than 1/4 to 1/8 mile. The first single craft, came in at relative slow speed (but much faster than a helocopter, then shot off at very high speed. The following three craft also accelerated at approximately the same place, but each took their turn, with a few seconds inbetween these individual accelerations. The craft were silent. The three craft flew in a line formation, but at different intervals of space inbetween when they arrived. Our visual position was below the horizon, as we were in a shallow canyon approx 3/4 mile wide, 100/200 ft deep. I would estimate the distance from the craft at approx 1/2 mile (based on USAF flight line military experience). Because of the brightness of these long lights, I could not estimate the length of the craft, nor see anything behind the lighted area. I am interested if there are other reports of these wierd shaped craft, resembling flying neon tubes.