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Occurred : 8/15/1988 22:00 (Entered as : 08/15/1988 22:00)
Reported: 1/17/2004 3:11:11 PM 15:11
Posted: 1/22/2004
Location: Azucena, LA
Shape: Diamond
Duration:15-20 minutes
Huge ship, with colored lights placed in this diamond-shaped pattern on its underside, one light protruding from the center

It was around 10 pm one sultry summer night that my mother asked me to come to our screened door to check out something wierd in the sky. I remember walking to the door and looking out to see this huge brightly lit "ship" slowly moving toward the front of our house. A best guess at approximate altitude was somewhere between 800 to 1500 ft. My mother, sister and I stepped out into the yard for a better view. I immediately noticed the silence;our usual evening serenade of bullfrogs courting, locusts calling, etc was gone. Our dogs were not barking; extremely eerie! As the ship inched closer to our home, I began to hear this low humming, the sound a refrigerator gives off. It moved directly over our house, stopped, and hovered, giving us a dynamite view of its underside. The ship itself had to be the size of several football fields. There appeared to be a multitude of colored lights strobing its lower perimeter, with four huge lights located in this diamond-like pattern inside the perimeter. A good description would be like that of a baseball field, a blue light at first base, red at second, white? at third, and blue at home. I distinctly remmeber one "mega-light", white, and if my memory serves me correctly, it lit the point of a cone-like stem protruding down from the underside's midpoint. It was absolutely the most fantastic sight I have ever witnessed. Though the ship appeared to hover directly overhead, it was most certainly ascending in altitude because the lights began to get smaller and smaller. It was amazing how clear the night was, and I note this because, from my upper right, came this gray cloudy mist, which eventually intercepted with the ship. Once the mist had cleared, the ship immediately ascended straight up, and within two seconds vanished from vision. After having the privelege of witnessing this breathtaking phenomenon, I am certain that the human race is not the only intelligent life in the universe.

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