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Occurred : 4/29/2008 03:30 (Entered as : 4/29/08 3:30)
Reported: 5/29/2008 2:33:02 AM 02:33
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Metairie, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:5-10 seconds
Bright Orange light flys incredibly quickly across New Orleans sky.

I observed a bright orange light go from one side (east) of the sky to the other(west) in significantly under 10 seconds. I brought my friends attention to it in the first 2-3 seconds, and he then observed it as well. It made a slight shift right after direct center from east to west, then continued in a new straight line from that point. The total time was well under 10 seconds, but I would guess over 5 seconds. There were several people sitting near us at the levee, and we asked if they saw it as well, and they said that they had. The speed was absolutely inconcievable to my mind. I do not know the height relative to earth to estimate a speed, but the object was clearly further than the clouds, but either within the earth's atmosphere, or BARELY without (I am quite sure it was well within the earth's atmopshere, but do not want to swear to it, and make the sighting loose legitimacy for lack of exact knowledge on this particular detail.

The light was clear the entire time, and the speed was, frankly, unbelievable. It went from near due east to near due west, across the entire sky in well under 10 total seconds.