|Occurred : 3/28/2008 00:05 (Entered as : 03/28/08 00:05)
Reported: 3/28/2008 12:13:29 AM 00:13
Location: Las Cruces, NM
|Two unexplainable lights over the southern horizon near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
My residence is approximately five miles east of the city of Las Cruces and approximately five miles west of the Organ Mountains, half mile south of highway 70. It is a routine for me to take my dog out to our backyard, which is on the south side of our home. From our backyard we have a very open and clear southern view of the horizon. This particular evening I noticed a light, approximately five to seven degrees above the horizon. It was straight south, particular to my position. I noticed as I looked, that it seemed rather bright and flickering like a fireball. I immediately asked my wife to look with me. We agreed that it was a light we had never before seen. As we both looked, the light seemed to get larger and more intense for a couple of minutes. Then, suddenly, it went dim as if it instantly moved further away. At this point even I was skeptical, until the light moved to the east briefly, but noticeably and vanished. As we stood, amazed and shocked, the light reappeared. This time it appeared slightly more to the west than originally and a couple of degrees lower in the horizon with a slightly more reddish hue. At this point we asked our cousin to look with us. The light acted similar to before, getting larger and more intense. However, it acted differently in the respect that it moved lower in the horizon before it went dim again in the same way.