|Occurred : 9/13/2014 19:40 (Entered as : 09/18/2014 17:40)
Reported: 9/16/2014 9:37:10 AM 09:37
Location: Albuquerque, NM
|We saw a bright round object in the Northwestern sky above Rio Rancho, NM, on 9/18/2014 around 7:40pm…. It was not blinking, nor flashing. The light was a very bright, I’d guess 5500 Degrees Kelvin.
The object never moved and appeared to fade after sunset. We watched it from the B of A parking lot on the corner of 528/Coors.
There were several people that pulled over to watch this object; I thought for sure I’d hear something about it on the news or web search.
((NUFORC Note: Date and time provided by witness are flawed. We have amended both, to reflect a sighting at 19:40 hrs. on September 13, 2014, the day that what we believe was a high-altitude balloon was reported to our Center. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))
((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the object was a high-altitude, helium-filled balloon. One was reported to have been released from Ft. Sumner in New Mexico.