Univ. of NM Prof. of Civil Engineering Marvin May, an associate of Dr.
Lincoln LaPaz in meteorite tracking, saw a brilliant white object in
the W at 6° elevation at 5:57 p.m. for >6 mins. Object was
first round [1/3 Full Moon in size at this point apparently] then
shifted to ellipse as it approached then appeared to be elongated like
a bent pipe with corners, 1 Full Moon in length and 1/10 in
width. Object made slight climbing turn to the N, shifted to
peach color [yellow-orange?] as it made rapid sharp turning climb to
the S at the end, disappearing in cloudless sky by diminishing in size
and brightness. 100 Sandia Base guards including Officer of the
Guard saw a yellow-orange cigar or yellow-red cigar-shaped object for 7
minutes from 5:59 to 6:06 p.m. (BB Maxwell Microfilm Roll 5, pp.
546-557, NARA Microfilm Roll 88, p. 401, Roll 91, p. 412;
FOIA; Saunders/FUFOR Index) 9 mins 100+ 1 UNM Civil Engr Prof /
meteorite tracker (LaPaz assoc.)