|Occurred : 9/15/2003 17:50 (Entered as : 09/15/2003 17:50)
Reported: 1/29/2005 4:56:53 PM 16:56
Location: Socorro (outside of), NM
Duration:Approx 1-2 minutes
|Silent flying rectangle with lit windows at dusk close to the ground out in the desert flying in the direction of White Sands
I don't remeber the exact time or day, but I was on my way home from work in Albuquerque, NM. It was dark enough I could see a slight reflection from my dashboard console but still light enough my headlights were ineffectual. I was about 15 to 20 minutes outside of Socorro, NM on southbound I-25 which is essentially in the middle of the desert. I suddenly noticed something in the air off to my upper left. It was close enough I could see the outlines of windows. It was shaped like a rectangle with rounded corners and I saw no wings, props, etc. It was proportioned like a candy bar. It looked like it may have been indented around the middle, but I was unable to really focus on it as I was travelling at 80 mph. The windows were rounded squares and the light coming out looked to be from an incandescent source (i.e. - it looked like the light that comes from residential homes' windows after dark. slightly warm-looking or yellowish). When I saw it, I realised I was able to see the windows clearly, but I could not hear it, nor did I hear it approach. It seemed to be on a slighlty disconverging path with the interstate, travelling in a south east direction. I kept glancing back to the road to make sure I wasn't going to hit anyone, but that stretch of highway is pretty deserted, so I was able to look at it several more times as it slowly pulled ahead and farther to my left. There are several small road cuts which blocked my view of it's location in the sky for a few seconds (somewhere between 5-10) and when I could see that portion again, it was gone. Absolutely gone. For the rest of the drive, I kept an eye to it's presumed trajectory in the sky. Suddenly I saw it again MILES from where it had been. When I relocated it, it was a tiny speck, but I'm sure that was it. It was in empty sky space (no towns, airplanes, etc.) and then it was gone again. I'm not sure if it flew out of my line of sight, if I just couldn't see the lights anymore or if it just disappeared like it did behind the road cut. I do know it was flying in the direction of White Sands. A bit about me: I'm a graphic designer and I am going back to school to get my geology degree, I have no history of hallucinations, my husband is an engineer. Every day for 18 months my commute to and from work took me directly under the flight path into and out of Kirtland Airforce Base, so I am famliliar with what jets that can move that fast sound like and look like in flight, in both day, night and dusk conditions. One more thing I know, for 18 months, I cannot recall seeing aircraft flying the same flight path except for about a week or so after I saw "it". My final thought: I don't know if what I saw was alien or not, but it did seem to stay close to the road longer than it need to, almost as if it wanted me to see it and get a pretty good look at it.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))