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Occurred : 9/9/2016 19:30 (Entered as : 09/09/16 19:30)
Reported: 9/10/2016 8:30:29 AM 08:30
Posted: 9/15/2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Cigar
Duration:about ten minutes
bright pink vertical cigar-shaped object observed in evening sky of Albuquerque to the west

Last evening, Friday, September, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., my friends and I witnessed a glowing pinkish light suspended in the western skies of Albuquerque. It was the shape of an elongated cigar positioned vertically. It did not move or fade off as a vapor trail would. A bright object was positioned a good deal north of the UFO, possibly Saturn. Not long past sunset, the backdrop was a light pearly grey. The object was roughly parallel on the horizon with the planet. When I put my glasses on for greater detail, I could tell this was a specific, contained shape.

On my drive home headed southbound, I could no longer see the pink UFO. It had disappeared. I know it was gone because the bright "planet" used as a reference point remained, but the UFO did not. Even with the silhouette of trees, I should have seen this bright pink object. It was not that low in the sky. Once home, I went online to see if anyone had reported weather balloons over Albuquerque that night; there were no such reports.