|Occurred : 12/8/2006 21:50 (Entered as : 12-08-06 21:50)
Reported: 12/8/2006 11:13:41 PM 23:13
Location: Santa Fe/Glorieta, NM
|Solid, bright white and red rectangular object fall from night sky near Glorieta, New Mexico
Correction update of incident location.
We initially stated that the object was viewed incorrectly in Valencia, in Valencia county New Mexico.
After looking at a New Mexico map, the correct location is as follows: Valencia exit 297, Interstate 25.
We were at the stop sign on the road parallel to I-25 North about to turn left to access the overpass to the on-ramp for I-25 South.
While still at the stop sign (car pointing NorthEast), we observed a rectangular object falling from the sky directly in front of our line of vision. It fell in a direct line straight down and over the ridge that was in front of our line of sight in the NorthEast sky.
The rectangular object was 2/3 bright white light and 1/3 bright red light. The light was solid and not flashing nor blinking.
It was hard to distinguish the size and exact distance since the incident happened at 9:50pm and was 3 to 4 seconds maximum duration.
The area that it seem to fall would be adjacent to Glorieta, New Mexico which is two miles further north on I-25 from where we observed the event.
We called the Santa Fe non-emergency fire department phone number to report the incident at 10:01pm.