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Occurred : 8/19/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 08/19/09 22:00)
Reported: 8/20/2009 9:28:53 AM 09:28
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Cigar
Duration:3 hrs
Short cigar shaped object with rays of light eminating from one end; stayed in the sky for 2 hrs+.

Initially this was a white light that emitted periodic white starburst-like rays that stayed fairly close to the center point of light. It would periodically move in a jerky manner and then stay completely stationery for a while. When the object came closer it appeared to be a stubby cigar-shaped tube and continued to emit light rays periodically from a central light point. At one time, for about 20, minutes a central point of light would appear (like a stamen on a flower) and the object would rotate around as though it were a satellite dish scanning the area below it. I went and got a neighbor to see it so I could be sure I wasn’t losing my mind or something. He didn’t know what to make of it but didn’t really seem to care and went back inside. I sat in my truck bed, realizing it was not a man-made object, and opened my arms wide and tried to mentally will it to come to me (if this makes any sense). To my amazement, it moved almost directly overhead and mov! ed closer, at which point I could no longer see the object but only the radiating light. It came closer to me and became like a cat or fox’s face with the light rays being like whiskers or something. It would come closer, actually very close, and immediately recede if I moved arms or blinked, as though it were tentative or shy. It seemed to prefer it when I crossed my arms over my chest rather than spread them wide. After ~15 or 20 minutes of this the cat’s face transformed slowly into almost the classical “alien’s face”. Then it seemed as though I was looking down the wrong end of a telescope; everything became dark around the outside and a narrowing circle of light was at the end with a being at the center who became increasingly wrinkled as the circle closed. I felt almost paralyzed but really started to freak out so I waved my arms and the whole thing retreated immediately. It then came closer and retreated but with the “alien face,” not the cat’s face. I watched this f! or probably 30 minutes and then figured that while this was a ! unique a nd weird thing going on there was no point in watching it any more and went inside to go to bed. I did look out the door a few times and the thing stayed around for maybe 10 minutes and then was gone. I know this makes me sound like a whack job or something, but I’m generally a very skeptical person and have multiple science degrees. So there it is.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))