The reporting witness was driving along a highway near Hobbs with three friends returning from a movie when the incident began.
“Noticed flares approximately three feet in diameter traveling approximately two feet above a power line running along parallel to the road one-half mile distance moving 30 mph,” the witness stated. “The car was traveling 60 mph and going in the opposite direction.”
The witness turned onto a road heading in the opposite direction.
“Thought flares might be an overload power burst from power station. Had never seen anything like it. After turning onto the side road and heading towards friend’s house passed by power transfer station on way to friend’s house.”