New Mexico is an important place to the UFO community since on June-July 1947, one of the most important UFO events occurred there. The Roswell event occurred when a farmer named William Ware “Mack” Brazel found the debris of a strange object near a farmhouse he worked at. Walter Hault, the public information officer of the Roswell Army Air Field, issued a press release stating that the debris of a flying disk had been recovered near the location. The next day the press reported that the Army had changed their story and stated that it was not debris from a flying disk but rather a weather balloon. It wasn’t until the 1970s that UFO researchers would “discover” the story again and the rest is history. Due to these events, New Mexico became infamous for having UFO crash sites and people reporting witnessing strange objects in the sky.
This is one of those stories about seeing strange objects in the sky. The events of this account is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the year 2002 where John Doe (this name has been giving to the witness as he wishes to remain anonymous) went to his back porch around 4:30 p.m. to check for any UFO activity. Using the “John Bro Technique,” (which consists of creating an “artificial eclipse” by blocking the direct rays of the sun with a cement overhang, exposing only the corona so that one might see UFO activity around it) John Doe started scanning the skies for any UFO activity on a day with a perfectly clear sky. It was then that John Doe saw something startling in the sky; this is what he had to say of his analysis:
“It was metallic, the size of a mini-van and a few hundred feet above the ground (and me) as it zoomed by my left side. It was moving incredibly fast and went invisible (or sped up so fast that it seemed to disappear as it was going behind the building that blocked my view). It was a perfect sphere; no windows, gleaming metal and it came straight down from above the sun and zoomed past me to my left. No sound (should have broken the sound barrier, but didn’t). Turned my head from straight on all the way to the left as it traveled (meaning, I was watching it now without the aid of the sun’s corona). Scared the living hell out of me and I ran back in the house, shaking. I’ve seen others, but nothing like this.”
UFO trajectory as described by the witness- Illustration provided by witness
Two days later, John Doe saw the object shooting up into the atmosphere again; only this time, he brought his brother as a witness. Even though John Doe still sees things in the sky that are unidentifiable, he states that they are not quite the same as his experience in 2002. John Doe is not alone as evidenced by the 676 cases reported from 1945 to 2011 in New Mexico’s National UFO Reporting Center. Some cases were even similar to John Doe’s experience. What are the people seeing in the New Mexico skies? Is it unknown military aircraft or extraterrestrial disks? That is up to the reader to decide.
–Abel Muñiz Jr., UFOs Over the Desert