EVENT DATE: 11:36 p.m., July 4, 2015
REPORT DATE: July 9, 2015
LOCATION: Gallup, New Mexico
Story by Roger Marsh
Originally published July 15, 2015
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.
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.”
“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.”
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.”
The witness provided four images with the MUFON report, which was filed on July 9, 2015.
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.
Final Case Disposition: From New Mexico MUFON Field Investigator Dennis R. Lippincott: "Object as described seems to have had a mix of colors and not to have resembled any conventional aircraft (which the witnesses see all the time) or fireworks. Witness took several photos, which State Director Don Burleson enhanced (cropping, recontrasting, reducing light) and those enhancements will be uploaded to the file, along with the Final Report. Conclusion: Unknown/UAV."