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Occurred : 8/15/1943 00:00 (Entered as : Aug 1943 0:00)
Reported: 1/21/2008 8:55:47 PM 20:55
Posted: 2/14/2008
Location: unknown, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:10-15 minutes
1942 Louisiana midnight light like airplane 10-15 minutes, then corkscrewing up into the atmosphere

On midnight (very dark night) guard duty while on Louisiana maneuvers in 1942 with 2 other soldiers I observed a light appearing to be an aircraft (we’d never heard of UFOs in those days) flying parallel to the ground.

Suddenly it made a 45 deg turn upward, and for about 10-15 minutes corkscrewed out into the atmosphere, growing dimmer all the while until it finally disappeared.