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Occurred : 8/25/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 08/25/01 21:00)
Reported: 8/26/2001 09:32
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Jemez Springs, NM
Shape: Light
Duration:1hour
High altitude, very rapidly moving lights.

The sky was mostly clear with broken clouds at about 14,000 ft. We were standing on a top floor deck of my home. The lack of light polution here gives a good opportunity for night viewing. We live at 7400 ft. elevation in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The lights we saw were moving at extremely high rates of speed on a line that was predominatly north and south. The lights were traveling in both directions, one or two together. We saw several of the lights make course and speed changes. The line of travel was parallel to the Milky Way as it appeared last night. During the hour of observation we also saw and heard commercial aircraft at a lower altitudes. It is not uncommon to see satilites passing over here, these wer not satilites. Although this was not my first sighting it was the most numerous.