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Occurred : 7/24/2009 21:30 (Entered as : 072409 21:30)
Reported: 7/25/2009 4:53:20 PM 16:53
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Changing
Duration:Approximately 15 minutes
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA Object/Lights Night Sky July 24, 2009 21:31-21:51 PM

On July 24, 2009 at approximately 21:31 PM in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA I was riding as a passenger moving at a speed of 35 M.P.H. in a vehicle driven by my girlfriend westbound on Central Avenue, formerly U.S. Route 66, in the Nob Hill district of Albuquerque. A large, lit cigar-shaped object was noticed by me moving at a slow velocity in a westward-slight northwest ward direction.

The object, when first noticed at 21:31 PM was in a general position of 45 degrees above the southernmost horizon of Albuquerque and moved to a stationary position approximately 15 degrees above the western most horizon above Albuquerque’s Nine Mile Hill by 21:34 PM. At 21:33 PM, I placed a call to Albuquerque 9-1-1 to inquire if anybody else had reported this event also.

At the intersection of Central and Carlisle NE, the object’s light dimmed slowly for approximately two seconds, then intensified greatly. While eyeing the object, we drove 1/4 mile southwest to a higher vantage point in the city at Lead and Amherst NE. My girlfriend and I parked and exited the vehicle to concentrate on the unfolding events.

What appeared originally as a singular, intensifying object was “growing” into a crescent-shaped object with now two other, distinctive intensifying lights; equaling now three, bright lights. At 21:36 PM, I placed a call to my boss who lives in far NE Heights section of Albuquerque with a view towards the west for his opinion on the events. He witnessed the object immediately with his naked eye and later with great detail via a telescope.

The object appeared to be a structure hundreds of stories tall. As it was positioned stationary, the bottom light (which was what appeared to be the original cigar object)was approximately 15 degrees above the horizon in the sky. The top of the structure(what was the third light) was at the 25 degree mark above the horizon. The second light was at the 20 degree position between the two lights. Again, all three light were arced in a crescent shape, with the 25 degree light being the northernmost.

The lit object/s was/were visible from my vantage point until 21:51 PM. From 21:36 PM to 21:51 PM. From 21:35 PM to 21:38 PM , smaller, ancillary objects/lights appeared to rotate and fly around the stationary three, main objects/lights. From 21:39 to 21:41 PM, a large, unlit structure (close in appearance to an Eiffel Tower like-shaped structure) appeared from the extreme top of third light located at the 25 degree mark above horizon.

At 21:49 PM, I placed a call to my parents home in Seattle, Washington to describe to them what was happening. At 21:50 PM, 25 degrees above the horizon light dimmed, but was still visible. At 21:50:30 PM, 20 degrees above the horizon light dimmed, but was still visible. At 21:51 PM, 15 degrees above the horizon light (and the original lit object)dimmed completely; object and lights completely ceased from view on the horizon.