|Occurred : 7/4/2008 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/08 22:30)
Reported: 7/5/2008 6:15:41 PM 18:15
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Sphere seen at Fourth of July Fireworks Albuquerque
On the night of July 4, 2008, I attended the Independence Day celebration at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque NM. The fireworks started approximately 2130 MDT. My family and I were located at the south side of the field just north of the first paved roadway. Thousands of people were in attendance.
The fireworks display was at the north end of the park about a quarter mile away from us. We had an unobstructed view of the sky. It was a clear sky with very little breeze.
About 15 to 20 minutes into the fireworks show, I saw a spherical object about 2/3rd’s the size of a full moon. It traversed the sky at about 60 degrees above the horizon and 10 degrees too the right of the fireworks display from my perspective. The trajectory was on a straight line from South, South West to North, North East.
It was light grey in color with some darker grey covering 1/3rd of the bottom. It was visible for about three to four seconds and seemed to disappear into the sky. It did not appear to be rotating. There were no lights on it.
There were helicopters in the area from local news coverage but this object was not one of them.
The speed of the object did not seem remarkable but the object was going fast in a straight line then disappeared.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and we found him to be quite eloquent, and quite credible. PD))