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Occurred : 5/8/2011 19:00 (Entered as : 05/08/11 19:00)
Reported: 8/8/2011 8:16:58 AM 08:16
Posted: 8/21/2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Triangle
Duration:30-35 minutes
Reddish orange glowing triangular object appearing to viewers 30-35 minutes toward the West

On the evening of May 8, 2011, looking to the West, my daughter and I saw an orange/red, larger than an airplane or helicopter light, triangular shaped object in the sky. The color seemed to glow, changing from yellow orange to a reddish orange. It was stationary at first.

I asked my daughter to keep it in sight, while I went inside the house to get our binoculars. We took turns looking through the binoculars, always keeping this glowing object in sight.

After about 5-6 minutes there was more reddish orange color and the object went straight down about 1/2".....(This measurement is the best I can come up with because I have no way of estimating distance. Our viewing was from the West side of the city, looking West).

This object continued to glow and remained in this position for about 5-6 minutes...then all of a sudden it projected left horizontally about another 1/2" and remained in this position for a few minutes.

We continued watching, mesmerized and wondering just, "what is it???" for about 30-35 minutes. During this time its position changed several times from straight up or straight down, horizontal either left or right, until it went straight down below the horizon and we could no longer see it.

We continued looking West for a few minutes, wondering if we'd see it come 'up' again, but it didn't.