|Occurred : 11/18/2006 22:50 (Entered as : 11/18/06 22:50)
Reported: 11/22/2006 9:48:17 PM 21:48
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Duration:approx 10 sec
|Crescent-shaped object observed
My wife and I were sitting on our patio at about 11:00 PM on 18 Nov 06 watching the skies for Leonid meteors.
I was looking nearly straight up when I saw an object entering my field of view from the north.
My first impression was that it looked like a parafoil, but a second later, it was clear that it was something else entirely and very strange. It was shaped like a deeply-bowed crescent with pointed tips, dimly illuminated by city lights, not obviously metallic, not glowing or showing lights.
I called it to my wife's attention and she saw it as it passed almost directly overhead going south.
There was no sound. The heading remained constant and in just a few seconds, it was lost in the darkness.
It crossed approximately 45 degrees in about five to ten seconds.
There was no way of determining its size or distance, but we both had the impression that it was relatively low, small, and fast. It did not seem to be a flock of birds or a single bird.
The shape was constant...no fluttering or wavering. It seemed like an artificial object.
It did not resemble any aircraft I'm familiar with.