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Occurred : 2/17/2018 13:45 (Entered as : 02/17/18 13:45)
Reported: 2/17/2018 2:32:06 PM 14:32
Posted: 2/22/2018
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 minutes
2/17/18 Roughly 1:50 PM, I was leaving P.F. Chang’s, headed south on Pan American toward Jefferson St. I planned to continue down to Montano.

When I got to the top of the ramp waiting at the light (corner of Jefferson and Pan American), I noticed a strange metal shape hovering south east. It looked a bit pear shaped. I turned left on Jefferson and drove toward it. I was watching it in the sky for 15 minutes, not moving, just hovering as I continued to drive toward it trying to get a photo. It was blinking, still hovering, and appeared to be changing shape. It was not a helicopter, airplane, or balloon. That was obvious since a helicopter was circling around near I-40 in the south west distance. I don’t know Albuquerque very well, so I was turning left and right all over trying to get closer. I ended up on Indian School and parked in a church parking lot. My crappy phone camera still couldn’t see what I was plainly seeing at that point. It was a very odd shape. If you have Microsoft Word (version 2007), go to insert a shape and under stars and banners the fist couple shapes is what I saw. I don't know how else to describe this.

It was red and blinking…or maybe shimmering. It seemed to be changing colors a bit.

It was so strange. Just hovering, not moving. Others pulled over in the church parking lot. I know they saw what I saw because we were parked all horizontal in the lot just staring at the sky. I tried again to take a photo…so frustrating…nothing. Looked like a speck of dust on my phone even though what I was looking at was large. I decided to drive further and try to get even closer. In doing so, I must have ended up under it because I lost it. I watched this object for a total of 20 minutes while I drove. It was broad daylight, sun shining, so I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I seriously hope someone got a photo of it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))