|Occurred : 12/31/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 12/31/2014 22:00)
Reported: 1/3/2015 9:08:05 PM 21:08
Location: Taos, NM
|Large ball of orange/yellow light in Taos, NM
A friend and I were driving in the southwestern part of the city when she pointed out a light in the sky.
I was the passenger and ducked my head and looked to the upper left area and noticed a large orange light that appeared to be traveling west at a relatively slow pace.
The light changed colors slowly from orange to yellow to white. It had the look of a ball of plasma or electricity, sort of undulating and almost pulsing but with very erratic edges rather than a defined circle.
I asked her to pull over and as she did so I got out of the car intending to take cell phone video of the object. There was a very thin cloud cover you could see the stars thru. I would estimate the clouds at around 5,000 feet. As I walked up a rocky driveway to get a higher perspective and prepared my phone to capture some video, the object suddenly changed direction from west to east, rose above the thin cloud cover and shot out of sight. The object was so bright it would have been easily seen through the thin, see-through clouds, but once it changed direction and elevated it was simply gone.
Due to the elevation and how large it appeared from our perspective I believe this was a rather large object. Far larger than any modern aircraft would appear at that distance. My best guess is that it was several times larger than a hot air balloon and made no sound at all.