|Occurred : 6/21/1977 21:00 (Entered as : 06/21/1977 21:00)
Reported: 6/27/2004 9:24:28 AM 09:24
Location: Chopin, LA
Duration:30 - 90 min.
|Fireball light show in the Western Louisiana sky.
This was a regular occurrance through out the 70's and 80's. My family and I would go to Bay Springs Cemetary Road, park on the side of the road looking west towards an area we called Sunk Hill. There we would observe several balls of fire streaking across the sky. Sometimes the lights would follow one another, they would combine to make one seemingly larger object, the lights would sometimes seem to hover and then take off into many different directions. The lights were not bound to any certain direction or mode of flight. They would move across the sky in a vertical, horizontal and diagonal direction. The objects were bright orange resembling a fire ball and that is what we called them. The light show usually lasted for approximately 30 to 90 minutes. Since I now reside in Texas, I have wondered for years if this is still occuring in the Chopin, Cloutierville area.
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