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Occurred : 1/13/2009 16:15 (Entered as : 01/13/09 16:15)
Reported: 1/17/2009 7:48:27 AM 07:48
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Metairie, LA
Shape: Oval
Duration:4-5 seconds
Very large, shiny object hovering near the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway near New Orleans

At about 4:15 p.m. on a clear, sunny day, I had just exited the interstate and was approaching a long, sharp curve in the road. Out of the top, right corner of my windshield, I noticed a very large, very shiny, silver object in the sky, absolutely frozen in place. Compared to how the sun appears in the sky, the object was maybe one-and-a-half times as wide and one-fourth to one-third as high. I watched it for as long as I could, which was maybe four to five seconds. I had to take my eyes off it to negotiate the curve. When I came out of the turn a few seconds later, the object should have been directly in front of me, but it was gone. The object appeared to have been a little way out over Lake Pontchartrain, near the Causeway, just outside of New Orleans. This would put it a few miles from the airport, but there’s no way it was a jet or plane. It was much too big, much too shiny, and it never moved during the time I saw it.