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Summer 1975/1976 : Clovis, New Mexico

Clovis, New Mexico UFOs Observed By Many - Cannon AFB Dismiss Event

Date: Summer of 75 or 76
Time: Evenings.

HBCC UFO Research Note: I have also received some reports over the recent Texas UFO sightings, but what really has caught my attention is I have two reports, the one below from an eyewitness who resided in Clovis, New Mexico and reports on ongoing sightings of some strange, or unknown objects. She said the folks in Clovis were talking about this, plus the media pulled into town to do a story on the events. As you will read, the military once again said nothing to the residents to maybe calm or give some type of explanation to what everyone had been observing.

Because I have received numerous reports from either military servicemen who were on duty at the Cannon AFB or knew of the ongoing UFO sightings, and also residents from the entire area and towns who were witnessing all kind of unusual craft, lights, etc, I would sure like to hear from anyone else who lives in Clovis, New Mexico and the other towns in N.M. and of course military servicemen who worked at the Cannon AFB. Please note, your personal information is kept between you and I. Thank you, Brian Vike - Director of HBCC UFO Research.

Brian, I've been reading about the recent sightings of the UFO in Stephenville, Texas and I'm not by any means a follower of most of this kind of stuff, but ...

surfing the net I came across the story on your site about the burned out spot in Clovis, N.M. back in the mid 70's. While I don't know how I didn't ever hear about that one, I grew up in Clovis, and remembered an event that everyone in town knew about back in the mid 70's, I want to say it was probably summertime of 75 or 76, I was in high school at the time. A mass of strange lights would streak across the night sky for quite a while each night for a period of about a week or so. I remember that me and the neighbor boy would climb up on the roof of our house each night and watch this spectacle several nights that it happened. Very fast lights, (a lot of them red, if I remember correctly) in strange patterns would almost dance across the sky. Plane lights were always in a line or moving at what seemed to be a slow pace, and we knew that this kind of light pattern was nothing like airplanes, etc. It was all over the news back then and talk of the town, and I think that some of the national news media was dispatched to town for several days.

Cannon AFB is only about 8 miles west of Clovis, and naturally the common thing to dismiss such an event was to say it was stuff like weather balloons, aircraft tests, military goings-on, etc., but it kind of got swept under the rug after it was over. But I was there, I saw it, and I know that there was no really logical explanation for what we saw.

Please don't put my name and email addy on this, but I remember it very distinctly. I don't know what the lights were, and I don't think anyone else does, either, but they were not planes or normal aircraft, nothing I know of even in this day and time can move as fast as these lights did. Stars may pulsate, but they don't go dancing across the sky in random patterns up and down and side to side like these did.

Thank you to the witness for a fascinating report, and gosh was New Mexico a busy time for UFO sightings back in the 1970's.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research.
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[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]