Blimp seen south west of town

Blimp seen south west of town

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me too

El Paso, TX

#1 Jan 27, 2012
For the past several weeks, I routinely see a blimp in the afternoons south-west of town. Anybody have any ideas why? Military? Border Patrol? At any rate, it is a pretty cool sight.
Hmmmmm

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Jan 27, 2012
Perhaps it's one of those advertising blimps filled with helium and on a banner line at one of the car dealerships out that way?

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Jan 27, 2012
me too wrote:
For the past several weeks, I routinely see a blimp in the afternoons south-west of town. Anybody have any ideas why? Military? Border Patrol? At any rate, it is a pretty cool sight.
We think it's got some sort of radar apparatus attached to the bottom, judging what it looks like through a telescope.
Gorky

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Jan 27, 2012
It seems to be tethered about 5-10 miles south of the WSMR base. It is reigned in closer to the ground evenings.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#5 Jan 27, 2012
It's Border Patrol technology!
me too

El Paso, TX

#6 Jan 27, 2012
Hmmmmm wrote:
Perhaps it's one of those advertising blimps filled with helium and on a banner line at one of the car dealerships out that way?
Don't think so as it's WAY too far out in the boonies. Like over Ft Bliss or Whitesands missle ranges.

So far, I haven't been able to catch it either leaving or landing to see where it goes.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#7 Jan 27, 2012
me too wrote:
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Don't think so as it's WAY too far out in the boonies. Like over Ft Bliss or Whitesands missle ranges.
So far, I haven't been able to catch it either leaving or landing to see where it goes.
It doesn't leave it's teathered!
me too

El Paso, TX

#8 Jan 27, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't leave it's teathered!
And we know for a fact that it's teathered ... because?
Just Look

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jan 27, 2012
me too wrote:
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And we know for a fact that it's teathered ... because?
Because I can see a big cable holding it to the ground and to the bottom of the device. You can also see it drifting with the wind, but never going anywhere of distance, meaning that it is attached to the ground, otherwise known as tethered. Just because Carol is a annoying bitch, does not mean she isn't correct about a few things in life
Your Doppleganger

United States

#10 Jan 27, 2012
Go to the West side of the Oro Grande mountains and look in the valley between 54 and 70. Its tethered to the ground by some sort of SETI looking radar dish-like objects. Or, just go past the BP station headed to El Paso and take the first right on a fairly large dirt road and follow it to the locked gate. Should be able to see it from there.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Jan 27, 2012
me too wrote:
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And we know for a fact that it's teathered ... because?
Look at it with binoculars or a telescope. It is clearly teethered and it has radar off the bottom of it.

“Our nearest star”

Since: May 09

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Jan 27, 2012
^tethered
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#14 Jan 28, 2012
me too wrote:
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And we know for a fact that it's teathered ... because?
Because if you drive west, all the way down County Road AO11 you can see an extremely long rope like substance extending from the blimp all the way down to the ground! You should get out more!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#15 Jan 28, 2012
Just Look wrote:
<quoted text>Because I can see a big cable holding it to the ground and to the bottom of the device. You can also see it drifting with the wind, but never going anywhere of distance, meaning that it is attached to the ground, otherwise known as tethered. Just because Carol is a annoying bitch, does not mean she isn't correct about a few things in life
I'm not Carol and you continue to prove just how IGNORANT you truly are!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#16 Jan 28, 2012
BarbMoore wrote:
^tethered
I knew it wouldn't be long before the sock puppet spelling bee champ got involved with this issue!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Feb 5, 2012
&fe ature=related

These are the only kind of "blimps" I like seeing in town!

Can I at least get a two thumbs up for mexican newscasters?! lol
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Feb 5, 2012
&fe ature=fvwp&NR=1

Bet you guys would pay better attention to the weather, huh?
eye in tha sky

Carrizozo, NM

#19 Feb 5, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
It's Border Patrol technology!
Your right. It's used to spy on the border. They have another on RT 90, south of Van Horn, TX. too. When its too windy and the weather is bad, they reel it in.
me too

El Paso, TX

#20 Feb 7, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Because if you drive west, all the way down County Road AO11 you can see an extremely long rope like substance extending from the blimp all the way down to the ground! You should get out more!
Just for the record, I DO get out ... a lot! I have a life and am quite busy living it. Unlike jackasses like you, I have MUCH better things to do than get in my car and drive around looking at shit in the sky. Hence the question here.

In the future, please do not presume to know anything about my activities ... or lack thereof.

Since: Oct 08

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#21 Feb 7, 2012
could it have been mooshelll she is kind of a blimp

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