|Occurred : 1/16/2009 18:30 (Entered as : 1/16/09 18:30)
Reported: 1/17/2009 8:57:49 AM 08:57
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|Three spheres of light connected in a club like shape, lower lights soft whitish, upper light yellowish orangish traveling silently.
On 1/16/09 @ approximately 6:30 pm I was taking some trash outside and putting into the trash container. I then sensed movement. Looked directly up and saw three spheres of light sort of clustered together. The bottom two spheres were soft whitish in color. Not really a glowing. Different from any other aircraft that I have seen in the night. The third light/sphere was situated above the other two spheres sort of in a "club" like formation. The sphere was approximatly 1/3rd smaller than the other two directly below it. The light color was a faint yellowish maybe kind of orange light.
Movement was silent and moderate, but detectible by my senses. The altitude I estimated at approximately 200 to 250 ft. With my past military experience I would say this craft traveling at this low altitude is undetectible by radar. this instantly raced through my mind. I dont know why.
The total approximate view time was approximately 10 to 12 seconds. It seemed much longer. I did a post mock-up this morning. Positioning myself and timing approximate viewing time. Not more than twelve seconds.
The craft was moving in a northeasterly direction. Speed was approximately 300 ft per second. While viewing. At approximatly the 7th second. [Estimated on my post mock-up also]. The two lower light spheres suddenly turned off. Leaving the third smaller faintish yellowish light sphere. Still travelling at the same rate but, getting fainter losing light and shape, then totaly vanishing. I was'nt scared or startled. Just marveled,concerned, and sort of disturbed. As I feel presently.
Finally. I have experienced seeing moving lights on different occasions. I always figured they have to do with the nearby airport and airbase. My experience last night was real and vivad. Recordable. Thank you.