A New Mexico witness at Pojoaque reported watching a bright green, disc-shaped object less than 100 feet off the ground, according to testimony in Case 81321 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness was driving with her husband from Taos County to Santa Fe at 6:20 p.m. on January 3, 2017, when the incident began.
“I saw a bright, strobing object heading south on the west side of the highway just as we were coming up to the exit for Los Alamos,” the witness stated. “Near Pojoaque and the stores and gas stations and casino that are at that point on the road.”
The witness was headed northbound.
The object appeared to move twice as fast as the vehicle moving along at 50 mph – moving at about 100 mph.
“I tried to point and tell my husband fast enough so he could see it, but he was only able to see it in the back window of the SUV maybe a mile or more behind us over an overpass. He was able to see the strobing green light, but not the spiral or spinning pattern. I had music on and the windows closed, so I have no idea if it had a noise associated with it. I was very aware that it was not explainable in my mind. I had no frame of reference for what I had seen, nor did my husband, who could not explain something moving at that speed, so low and bright lime green. I was constantly looking for others or something to explain it. We lost sight of it because I was headed north. And while I did have the desire to turn around and chase it, I knew I was not fast enough to pull a U-turn across six lanes.”
New Mexico MUFON State Section Director David Hillendahl investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.
“Witness provided no further information,” Hillendahl stated in his report. “I did drive the exact same route to determine if the sighting might have been the result of sign reflection or other natural phenomena.”