|Occurred : 4/20/2003 02:00 (Entered as : 4/20/03 2:00 am)
Reported: 4/21/2003 6:53:21 PM 18:53
Location: Gallup, NM
|SW view. Very sharp, fast flashing red light. Very similar to what I thought was an airplane. Light was traveling SW at a slow pace. Suddenly the light stopped it's motion and became still with no movement. The sharp, red flashing continued. Suddenly, the red light began to zig zag up and down. It did this for 4 or 5 turns then stopped (continuing to flash sharply). Then it appeared to light up, then it shot out at an extremely fast pace (SW direction). This was like it went into light speed. The red light went from still, no motion to blast off. It looked very similar to a comet with a light tail. I watched it for what seemed like 2-3 minutes. The evening was very calm and clear. No clouds and about 3/4 full moon.