|Occurred : 3/1/2007 21:35 (Entered as : 03/012007 21:35)
Reported: 3/1/2007 10:06:32 PM 22:06
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Cobalt blue sphere being chased at hight speed SE to NW from ABQ, New Mexico juxtaposition @ aprox. 9:30-9:35pm.
Living in Albuquerque we are used to seeing aircraft, including the stealth fighter every now and then and the occasional air show. To us, lights in the sky are quite common.
However, on this night (tonight) we were driving home from the gym and as we turned down and adjacent street from the main road on our way home I saw two objects racing *fast* on a SE to NW direction. No biggie, right, except these things were traveling really quickly across the sky in tandem. I stopped the vehicle and pointed the objects out to my uncle. We continued to drive around the corner (and had to to keep it in our sights).
Here is the kicker... The object forward most was a cobalt bright blue glow. We thought is was an afterburner of a jet. But wait...following behind was another craft which had identifying FAA blinking lights. The light was red so we figured it was the starboard light that was flashing. The craft were equidistant from each other and by that I mean that the craft following or *chasing* the blue sphere didn't gain any ground nor lose any ground.
As the craft flew out of sight, the blue cobalt sphere faded. We think this is because is was moving out of range of vision. The other continued to fade, too, meaning that the flashing red FAA light got dimmer and dimmer as it moved away from us.
We had second thoughts on the afterburner glow as the craft following was keeping pace and did not show afterburner glow as one might expect. Also, the sphere did not have any identifying FAA flashing lights. It was a constant color and did not flicker.
It is our belief that the former object was one of our (USA) jets. Neither took off from the airport as their trajectory was not that of a departing plane.
We heard no sound of any kind and felt both objects were low enough to have been heard as they passed.
They were about a 30 to 35 degree angle from our juxtaposition to the horizon.
It was a crystal clear night and, NO, these weren't stars as stars do not fly across the sky at these speeds. There were no tree's obstructing our view and in fact we had to drive forward several times in order to avoid any objects such as houses and trees. Basically, we were able to keep it within our sights with little trouble.
There were not tails like that of a "shooting star or comet."