United Press International
CLOVIS, N.M. — A photograph of one of
several mysterious flying objects over New Mexico shows an elongated
cigar-shaped white figure without any detail, a newspaper reporter who took
the picture said Friday.
Scott Price said he took the
photograph using a 35-millimetre camera hooked up to a telescope in the early
morning hours. Price and several police officers said they watched the
objects, some with pulsating colored lights, for three nights.
Two photographs were taken Friday,
one in black and white and the other color. The black and white photograph was
printed in Friday’s editions of the Clovis News-Journal.
“It shows an elongated cigar-shaped
object, white, against a pitch black sky,” Price said. “The cigar is thicker
in the centre than toward the periphery. Two black circular areas that appear
vivid through the telescope don’t show up in the photo due to focusing
problems we had.”
The white color apparently was a
reflection from the bright moon, Price said.
Price and police Cpl. Randy Johnson,
along with several others, reported seeing numerous objects in the night sky
around Clovis. Johnson said some of the objects had red, white and blue
To the eye, he said, the object looks
like a “craft” with two black circular shapes towards the ends — “we almost
called them portholes,” Price said.
Wednesday, Price said he and others
also saw “a vapor trail heading toward the UFOs and the vapor trail had red
flashing lights at the end of it.”
Johnson said nearby Canon Air Force
Base was asked if the base radar showed anything and Canon reported one
“blip”. But a Canon spokesman denied the report.
The objects have been seen in groups
of three abreast, in a V-shaped formation and, at one time about a dozen
formed a circle.