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UFO reported watching New Mexico fireworks

A New Mexico witness at Gallup reported watching a disc-shaped UFO flying low over nearby mobile homes, according to testimony from Case 67909 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 1. (Credit: MUFON)

The UFO appeared to be watching the local fireworks, but was “spooked” by one of the sky explosions and moved away quickly.

The witness and family members returned home from an evening of watching fireworks about 11:35 p.m. on July 4, 2015, when the object was first noticed.

“My brother-in-law saw a light and told me to check it out,” the reporting witness stated. “Me and my girlfriend looked to see what he was talking about. At first glance these lights appeared to be a plane flying over. We are used to seeing and hearing planes fly by all the time, but this was no airplane or helicopter. This was a UFO flying low over mobile homes and a hill close by, a mile from our home.”

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 2. (Credit: MUFON)

The object had lights with three different colors.

“The UFO appeared out of nowhere with orange, red and white colors. Seeing this UFO live was amazing, because it appeared to be pretending to be a plane flying low as fireworks were going off, with the UFO appearing to like the show.”

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 3. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 3. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness said the object appeared to be spooked by the fireworks.

“But the UFO got spooked when a firework exploded close to it. This is when the UFO took off at unbelievable speeds. This is freaky technology these aliens or other entities of some kind have – a craft that can move like nothing we have on planet Earth.”

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 4. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped and enlarged version on Witness Image 4. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness provided four images with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 9, 2015. Image 1, Image 2, Image 3 and Image 4.

Ufologists today are taking a second look at UFO reports from the July 4th holiday – often written off as sky lanterns. MUFON has received many reports over the years with witnesses claiming that the UFO appeared to be interested in the fireworks displays.

Downtown Gallup, New Mexico. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Downtown Gallup, New Mexico. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, population 21,678. 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.

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  1. I’ve done extensive research on UFO’s and fireworks displays recently. Particularly one over Cleveland on July 4th. So far in all cases, they were confirmed Drones/ Quadcopters filming the fireworks from a different angle. What else can you film in the air with your drone, that are as good as fireworks? Youtube is filled with drones filming firework displays. Although with the drones onboard detection lights I can see why most people would mistake them for something else. #NotAUFO #JustAnotherDrone

  2. Hi. Today our country celebrated its Independence & every year for the past 5 years my wife and I look forward to the big firework celebration. As we we indulging in the spectacular light show my noticed a strange green light moving away from the fireworks. I thought to myself its either a flare or particles from the firework. OWe then noticed arfter a minute or two its jus sitting there in the same spot. Then in an instance 4 more just seem to be descending some red with blinking green lights, flying in different motions immpossible for a plane and unusual for a helicopter. This was so fascinationg we completely forgot about the fireworks. When it was over they all disappeared into the smoke…

  3. Larson White Jr

    There has been strange lights flying over Gallup NM since this July 4rh sighting, this might sound weird and crazy. I see some that pretend there airplanes, but they change direction very quickly, an change from a plane blinking into what looks like a orange Orb. I think somebody should come out here an check out what’s going on , I can tell there still around. Pretending to be planes is what fools all of us, it’s a pretty good camouflage.

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