|Occurred : 6/8/2008 20:20 (Entered as : 6/8/08 20:20)
Reported: 6/9/2008 12:39:36 PM 12:39
Location: Ruidoso, NM
|Ruidoso, Mexico observed a light object followed by an aircraft traveling west to east it was a sphere bright in color
Hello: I observed a sphere shaped white color light about the size of a dime northeast of Ruidoso at approximately 20,000 ft traveling west to east in the direction of Roswell, New Mexico. It was followed by an aircraft at distance of 1 mile behind the object. The aircraft was flying lower and to the north of the object. I watched for about 4 minutes and it continued east out of my sight. I then observed a fast traveling aircraft that appeared to be trying to intercept the other aircraft and object but at a much increased speed like it was in pursuit from 5107B which is the restricted airspace at Holloman AFB.
I was a airport manager in Ruidoso for 10 years and a certafied weather observer with the National Weather Service. I also am a pilot.
I reported this to the Roswell P.D. for possible observation.
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Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345