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Occurred : 6/30/1958 23:00 (Entered as : 1958 23:00)
Reported: 1/17/2008 4:04:36 AM 04:04
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:90 seconds
Historical Sighting I have related this many times, but never committed it to writing until now. I was motivated to write this by the recent Stephenville, Texas sightings.

When I was a teenager in the summer of 1956, three friends and I, were traveling by car from Thibodaux, LA. to Houma, LA., after dark.

All of a sudden the entire night sky lit up for a few minutes, bright as day, and disappeared in the night sky toward Houma.

The four of us were in awe of what we experienced and we speculated at length what it could be. We speculated that it might be a crashing plane, but the light was too bright and was traveling too fast; that it was a meteor crashing into the swamp; or that it was an alien space craft shooting across the night sky.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))