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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/19/2001 20:00 (Entered as : 05\19\01 20:00)
Reported: 5/21/2001 08:48
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Columbia, LA
Shape: Oval
Duration:5 minutes
oval flourescent colored ball coming right at us slowly, turned into four round balls of light just sitting still in the sky

My husband and I were sitting on the back of the truck talking, then out of nowhere a great big oval shaped ball, the color I can't even describe, I want to say a flourescent pink color, started coming right at us, so I thought. It was moving slowly. WE watched it for a few minutes before I told the rest of the family to look at it. When they saw it, My aunt started running and screaming, Finally it looked as though it dissappeared. Okay we went into the screened porch area, and sat around and talked about it for about an hour or so, and then my son looked out in the sky and there it was again, except this time it was four round balls of light, the same color,but this time it had formed like a triangle shape in the sky. Several people passing on highway 165 south traveling north saw it because they all started sliding on brakes. The Sheriffs department was called about it, but I don't think they believed us.

((QUERY))

"Peter B. Davenport" <ufocntr@nwlink.com> wrote:

Dear Mrs. ((name deleted)),

Thank you very much for submitting the report!

Is there any possibility that you may have been observing a laser-based advertising light? They
project beams of light into the sky, and the beams can be swept across the sky, split into multiple
beams, etc..

You might contact a local advertising firm to resolve this possibility. Even if they didn't operate the machine, they almost certainly would know if someone else was doing so.

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the information with our Center! We do not know what it was you observed, but we would like to know. If you find the answer to the mystery, please let us know.

Cordially,

Peter Davenport

((RESPONSE))

Mr. Davenport, I,m sure this wasn't a laser beam, at first the object was moving, then it dissappeared.
I'm almost positive this was a u.f.o.

((END RESPONSE))