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Occurred : 3/13/1973 04:00 (Entered as : 03/13/73 0400 am)
Reported: 6/19/2002 7:54:02 PM 19:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shape: Circle
Duration:approx. 2hrs.
My husband and I stopped early one morning on a highway to look at a bright object, the object was a large round silver thing.

My husband at the time, and I were coming from Florida on one of our visits home. We were driving from New Orleans over the spillway around 4AM. There was no traffic at that time. We both commented on how empty the roads were at that hour. As we drove on we noticed a bright white light on the other side of the spillway (the higway is seperated and elevated). We decided to stop as the light was so unusual and unexpected. It seemed to be sitting in amongst the trees. We got out of our car to get a better look and it dawned on both of us that there was no sound. There were no frogs croaking, no bird sounds and no sound at all coming from whatever that thing was across from us. It appeared to be silver and round. It had large white lights at intervals all around it. The lights shown down. My husband and I stood looking at the thing in the dark just mesmerized. Suddenly we were standing there and it was light. I don't know how much time passed but when we first stopped it was dark and around 4:30 or so. It was now light and about 5:30 or 6AM. My husband and I both just looked at each other and almost together we said "let's get out of here" and we did. We never talked about that. Every so often I would bring it up but he never really wanted to talk about it. I've told friends about it when talk of UFO's come up. I always say that I believe in them because I saw one. Maybe even went into it but have no memory of it. My ex-husband is an MD and I am a student now, going back to school to hopefully get my law degree after being out over 20 years. I have nothing to gain by telling this story. I just believe that what we saw was a UFO. It doesn't scare me. I don't have nightmares and I've never had such a thing happen again.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))