|Occurred : 9/30/2014 14:00 (Entered as : 9/30/14 14:00)
Reported: 2/18/2015 9:06:49 AM 09:06
Location: Ojo Caliente, NM
|Ojo Caliente, New Mexico.
Last fall, as I was driving home northward on the 285, on a fairly steep upgrade, I saw what looked like a large silvery beach ball rolling down the center line of the road. I was going 55 mph on cruise control as I always do returning home to conserve fuel.
I estimated the “beach ball” to be 6 to 7 feet in diameter and moving at 30 to 40 mph in my direction. It appeared to be rolling, but not bouncing – as if it were gyro controlled holding exactly to the center line of the highway.
There were no other cars on the road and I was alone. I pulled a bit to the right as I passed it and the air from my car did not disturb its path. As I reached the crest of the hill I could see it beginning to follow the curve in the highway about 1/3 of a mile behind me. It made no sound and I don't recall seeing the reflection of my white car on it as it passed.
It was in the early afternoon in bright sunlight.
Sorry this is such a late report but I have been reluctant to file for fear of being thought absurd.
I have a degree in ((deleted--arts and sciences degree)) from UC Riverside and post grad in the ((deleted--graduate degree in arts & sciences)) at the same school and Colorado University.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))