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Occurred : 6/15/1995 02:00 (Entered as : 06/15/1995 02:00)
Reported: 2/24/2005 10:20:13 PM 22:20
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Cameron, LA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 minute
Object at high altitude and moving extremely fast makes instant course reversal without turning.

My sighting took place in the middle of June 1995. I do not remember the specific date.

I was camping alone on a remote beach located about ten to fifteen miles west of the town of Cameron, located in Cameron Parish Louisiana. The beach is located about a mile off state Highway 27, which runs along the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Cameron to Port Arthur, Texas.

I had spent the day on the beach fishing, and was spending the night. The weather was perfectly clear with no clouds and no fog. I was laying on the beach, just looking at the stars and thinking.

At 2 a.m. I noticed an extremely bright object moving across the sky at very high speed. The object was coming in from out over the Gulf of Mexico and moving toward the beach, moving from south to north. I spend a lot of time outdoors and I am used to seeing aircraft at night. The object was moving extremely fast, much faster than I had ever seen any jet move. It's speed reminded me of a bright bullet. It was also at very high altitude, higher than what airliners normally appear to be, and seemed as if it were up among the stars.

The object was quite bright, like a brilliant white light, and appeared to be quite large considering that it seemed to be so high. I was not able to discern any particular shape, only a very bright object.

My first thought was that this must be a military jet of some sort, but then something very remarkable happened. While maintaining speed the object suddenly reversed direction. It did not make a turn. It did not stop and then reverse. It was as if it hit a solid wall and bounced back along the exact same course. One second it was moving north, and suddenly it was returning south along the same route in a perfectly straight line.

I had never before seen any aircraft do that and have not seen anything like it since. Because of this amazing straight line course reversal, I am convinced that this object could not possibly have been any comet, meteor, or known aircraft. I observed the object fly out over the Gulf of Mexico until I could no longer see it. The entire incident lasted only about a minute or perhaps a little less.

I told my sister about it, but told no one else, out of fear of ridicule. I have decided to post my sighting now, thinking that perhaps someone else may have had a similar sighting in the area.

As for my background, I have two college degrees, am a former police officer, and at the time of the sighting was teaching biology at a local university, where I taught for six years. I was not drinking or taking drugs of any kind. I'm not making any wild claims, only reporting what I saw.