|Occurred : 6/1/2007 18:45 (Entered as : June 2007 18:45)
Reported: 1/16/2008 10:20:29 PM 22:20
Location: Mandeville, LA
|cigar shape which I initially thought was a plane but didn't have wings
This day in June was mostly a clear early evening day with a few small clouds slowly passing by with a temp around the mid 80's. I was sitting in a chair in my backyard brushing my dogs and talking on my cell phone occasionally. I took a break and leaned back in my chair scanning the southern sky for a few minutes when what I first thought was a plane entered my view. This object flew in a straight line from my western point to an eastern point in about 6 seconds. The object looked like a commercial plane (say 727 size) from underneath it. As this object was flying across my view the underbelly of it was lite up (white metallic looking) which I thought was probably from the way the sun was hitting it from underneath as dusk was approaching. In my estimation the object was flying at a lower altitude (10,000 to 15,000 feet) as I could tell the body resembled that of a plane's size. Two things really stood out at this time: first, this object had no wings (I repeated this several times to myself) and second, it had none of the underbelly lights (red/green) that you would see on a commercial airliner.
To say truthfully, I was shocked and kept saying how can this be a plane as it doesn't have any wings. I stepped outside of my backyard area to attempt to listen for any noise as it began to go out of my view to the east, but I live in a condo and there were 3 airconditioners running within a 20 ft area of me so I couldn't hear anything other than the a/c. I live on the flight paths to both the N.O. International and Regional airports and see planes around me all the time and have never seen one flying without wings.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))