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Roswell UFO drops in front of witness vehicle

A New Mexico witness at Roswell reported a late-night encounter with a silent, triangle-shaped UFO just 20 feet ahead while driving along a main road moving out of town, according to testimony in Case 80348 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving out of Roswell when the incident occurred. (Credit: Google)
The witness was driving out of Roswell when the incident occurred. (Credit: Google)

The reporting witness stated that she and her husband were driving from Albuquerque to Carlsbad and had stopped in Roswell to grab a bite to eat before continuing their journey on October 24, 2016.

“After eating – well after sunset – we headed back on the main road out of town,” the witness stated.“Stopping at a red light, behind a couple cars, in our truck with vehicles all around us, we both noticed and said out loud that the object was coming straight towards us from the dark sky.”

The two had recently seen other strange lights.

“In the two week’s prior we had seen ‘lights’ in the sky around Albuquerque and thought this was going to be the same – nope.”

In comparison, this object was right in front of them.

The witness stopped in Roswell as part of a trip between Albuquerque and Carlsbad. (Credit: Google)
The witness stopped in Roswell as part of a trip between Albuquerque and Carlsbad. (Credit: Google)

“This one was huge in comparison to the far away sightings we had seen before and close. I didn’t have time to take out my camera or to think really because I didn’t want to miss what was happening.”

The witness described the object.

“The object had lights on all ends, the front(or back) was more triangular with bright, white lights; the back(or front), which was closest to us, was more rounded, but still triangular and had bright red, green and blue lights shining down. It was larger than our truck, appeared to be a solid object and appeared out of ‘nowhere’ and coming straight towards us.”

The witness was not sure what the object was.

“I didn’t know what I thought it was, and after speaking with my husband later, he described what he thought maybe an optical illusion, but then dismissed it right away because I was at a different view point and there was no mistaking it was an object of sorts, not just lights from reflections.”

The object’s first appearance was very close to the witness.

“So, we first noticed it being about no more than 20 feet in front of us at about eye level. It slowly, and at the same time quickly, moved right to us and then stopped/hovered right over top of our truck. I thought I would be able to look out the back window and continue to follow its motion, but it was nowhere in sight when I did, and at the same time the traffic light was turning green (husband was driving) and we started driving forward.”

The witness stopped in Roswell as part of a trip between Albuquerque and Carlsbad. (Credit: Google)
The witness stopped in Roswell as part of a trip between Albuquerque and Carlsbad. (Credit: Google)

The witness immediately felt unusual.

“I felt like numb, like did that really just happen and where did the thing go? Also, I didn’t have time to think in the moment, but later wondered, did the other cars see it too? They must have. My husband’s accounts of what occurred are right in line with everything that happened. I felt like it could have been a dream, but it was definitely real life. All this happened over the span of maybe 5-7 seconds and then everything was normal (ish) again.”

The witness has previously had unusual experiences.

“This was not the first experience I’ve had, but definitely the strangest and one worth reporting, I hope to have some light (no pun intended) shed on what happened that night. I must also say that on our trip home the following night we did see a black helicopter carrying something large underneath it – it was too far in the distance to fully capture and I was exhausted of thinking by that point. I don’t know where that was or what time and is not the original report, just had to mention. Thank you.”

Roswell is a city in New Mexico, and is the county seat of Chaves County, population 48,411. Arizona MUFON State Director Donald R. Burleson investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

“No conventional explanation for the nature of the described object comes readily to mind,” Burleson wrote in his report. “All things considered, the most prudent conclusion seems to be Unknown/UAV.”

Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. No mention of time loss? I would bet 50/50 that this may have happened as well, and hence the other cars most likely didn’t see the object as they were kept in “real time”. Just a hunch.

  2. One of the witnesses said ” I felt like it could have been a dream, but it was definitely real life. ” I’ve had a very similar experience after seeing a diamond shaped object 20 or so feet above a neighbor’s house for a full 10 seconds or so. It was exactly this “dream” like experience that was the most disturbing because, number one I was wide awake, and number two, something so strange and unusual you would think would be burned into the memory – in other words it would be recalled very very vividly.

    I recently read a speculation that the object’s mode of travel may utilize time/space distortion effects and when combined with multidimensional theories that PERHAPS, my consciousness and brain were not in the exact same time/space dimension as the object. Thus the memory has an aspect of being just slightly slightly out of sync, out of reach of the conscious mind. As I said, speculation only but the theory DOES make some sense.

  3. Oh and to Andreas, I wasn’t aware of any time loss in my own experience. And to clarify my above story, the object was hovering over the house, just floating there, no sound at all.

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