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Occurred : 2/20/2007 20:45 (Entered as : 02/20/07 20:45)
Reported: 4/13/2007 4:07:52 PM 16:07
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Chevron
Duration:1-1.5 minutes
Watched a vee formation of 7 glowing gold chevron/B-1 bomber shaped objects fly silently overhead in night sky.

I am retired USN, retired ((deleted--late 1990's)). I was a ((deleted--electronics)), and rode Trident class submarines, as well as teaching ((deleted--electronic)) operation and maintenance, and training instructor candidates to be instructors. I have had a year in college of: engineering physics, calculus, and English, almost a year of biology, nearly two years of chemistry. I have no college degree. After ((deleted--near 20)) years in the Navy, I worked designing, writing, and delivering custom training, as well as did presentation coaching, in Atlanta, GA, for 4 years before the economy went south, and I was laid off.

I now work for PNM, Albuquerque’s power and gas company, as an accounting technician. My brother teaches at a Christian elementary school in Albuquerque, has taught there for 10 years. He put 4 years in the USN, as a Boiler Technician, in the surface fleet. We are both Christians. I am open to there being life on other planets, and I believe UFO sightings are real, especially now! He is much more closed to both UFOs and alien life, believing there is probably a "logical" explanation in most cases of sightings.

I go out back every night at my brother’s house where I live, here in Albuquerque, NM, and have a cigar before retiring for the evening. I did so on February 10, 2007, at about 8:45 p.m.

As I am smoking, I look up at the constellation Orion and at other stars and constellations. On this evening, I was looking south and slightly west at Orion in the dark, clear, cloudless night sky, when I saw movement to my left out of the corner of my eye. I turned my eyes to the southeast, and saw what looked like a "vee" formation coming from the southeast, on a northwest heading.

The vee consisted of 7 objects, each roughly the shape of a B-1 bomber, only, by my estimation, a little longer from nose to "tail." They were all the same color, sort of a pale yellow/tannish/gold color, and glowing softly, (it crossed my mind) almost as if lit by lights from the city, but way too bright for that (even if we had enough "city lights" in our residential area to provide that kind of illumination) on a dark night. Each object appeared to have a distinct thin black outline around the glowing colored area. I say each object, because I distinctly saw dark sky between each of them.

In the approximate minute to minute and a half that I viewed them moving toward me and then close to directly overhead, the vee shifted twice to sort of a "lambda" shape (Greek letter). (Take one leg of the vee, and move the head of it down to the mid point of the other leg.) The leg of the vee that moved was the leg nearest me, on the west side of the formation. I yelled for my brother several times, finally got his attention by sticking my head in the door for a second and yelling, then moved back to watch the formation again, as he came rushing out. He could just make out the formation by that time, fading into the northwest night sky, which was lighter, looking in that direction. By this time, the glowing color of the objects contrasted against the lighter blue sky was darker, sort of an orange/yellow.

No movement or change in shape was made by each individual object (i.e. no wings flapping)--objects simply shifted in formation, and moved in one direction, and, they were completely silent. I really cannot gauge the altitude at which they were, but, looking back, had I held up my pinky finger, at arms length, the nail would have, I am pretty certain, completely covered one of the objects.

Related information: my mother told me the next evening, that she had heard that day, a short blurb on local news regarding sightings of what I had seen the previous night. The official story, apparently, was that there had been an Air Force exercise of some sort, planes supposedly from Kirtland Air Force Base, which is here in Albuquerque. (We have either B-1 or B-2 bombers, here, not sure which.) If this was an actual exercise: 1) Why/how were our Air Force’s planes/jets GLOWING?? (What possible purpose could the capability to glow serve for a war plane, one that is bent on avoiding detection to begin with?) 2) The direction from which they came is not the direction they would have come from, if they had originated from Kirtland AFB, which is southwest from my sighting position, unless they had taken off, made a wide circle, and then come from over or around the Sandia Mountains, which are to the east.