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Occurred : 10/26/1996 20:30 (Entered as : 10/26/99 20:30)
Reported: 9/24/1999 17:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Marksville (Spring Bayou, 1st landing), LA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Triangluar object moved very slowly over the trees appr. 100 yards from me without a sound, stopped, tipped up and lowered itself into the treeline.

I went out to the Spring Bayou landing to look at the stars to kill some time, and as I was laying there, my neck hairs began to raise. I sat up, and a dog came running wild eyed from behind me with his hackles up, and I saw a craft that was triangular slowly flying over the trees across the bayou. It made no sound and the trees did not move or make any noise, either. The craft was about 60 feet long and was kind of dented in on the bottom like an upside tea cup plate. As it drifted over the treeline, it came to an abrupt stop, tipped upwars and began to lower itself into the trees. I know of no known aircraft or helocopter that can do this withoutmoving the leaves and branches on the trees around it. After coming out of the mild shock I was in, I jumpedin the car and drove up Spring Bayou Road as fast as I could. I passed the dog about a mile from where we originally where and he was'nt slowing down either.

((NUFORC Note: Year of incident was corrected to 1996, at request of witness. 25SE99.))