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Occurred : 12/24/2004 23:00 (Entered as : 12/24/2004 23:00)
Reported: 12/30/2004 9:54:13 AM 09:54
Posted: 1/11/2005
Location: Monterrey (Mexico),
Shape: Cross
Duration:45 seconds
On December 24th at about 11:00pm a jet shaped objected moved across the sky glowing orange at a high altitude.

Me and my two brother-in-laws were on the back patio outside when one of them looked up at the sky and asked "what is that?" At first glance it appeared to be a jumbo jet aircraft, travelling from west to east. When we first saw it, the location from where we were positioned was at about 2:00 position in the sky.

But a number of factors observed quickly ruled out a jet plane: 1). the entire bottom side of the body and wings glowed a faint orange color, 2) there were no strobes (the flashing green and red lights at the wingtips, and 3) the altitude appeared well over 70,000 feet, and 4) the speed, the object traveled across the entire sky in about 45 seconds.

It seemed to resemble a space shuttle return to earth due to the shape of the craft, the orange glow, the altitude, and the speed.