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Occurred : 4/2/2010 21:30 (Entered as : 04/02/2010 21:30)
Reported: 4/2/2010 10:28:50 AM 10:28
Posted: 4/13/2010
Location: Mandeville, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:10-12 seconds
3 lights, pale green in color, traveling from southwest sky +30 deg, heading north in straight line formation.

On 04/02/2010 at approximately 21:30 I was out with my cousin stargazing. We started the night looking at the Orion nebula. I have a book of star charts and had my head in it trying to see what else in the area would be interesting to look at. My cousin pointed to an area in the west southwest sky (Taurus the bull) I pulled my head from the book to look in the direction she was pointing. From the left of Taurus +30 deg heading due north toward Polaris were three dull green lights traveling at a rate at that of a satellite. We were only able to track the lights for about 10 seconds before they were lost behind the trees in my backyard. I immediately began looking for a logical explanation as to what they were. I have been actively stargazing for the last five years and in that time I have seen many satellites. Never have I seen satellites traveling in this pattern(unless NASA has launched some sort of weather satellites I wasn’t aware of). The pale ! green color was also an abnormal color which I have never seen in an orbiting satellite. To put it simply this event has rendered me clueless as to what myself (Age 31) and my Cousin (Age 9) saw. One other side note as to the shape of the lights; they were orb shaped. they were like what one would see when the space shuttle would pass over head bit at a much lower magnitude in brightness. As for the distance apart from each other; If you would hold your hand at arms length and make the victory symbol(or peace sign)and measure the distance apart from your index to your middle finger, that’s the distance they were apart. From the ground they looked like the following demonstration: ( . . . ) Please do not treat this as a false report. If anyone who reads can present to me a logical explanation to what we saw, I invite your reply. I am not reporting this looking for attention in any way. I, for now am treating this event for what it was: an! Unidentified Flying Object. Until it is otherwise identified! it will remain a UFO, Not aliens or visitors from far off, but simply a UFO. Thank you for taking the time to read this report.

Sorry, one more side note. there were no aircraft in the area, and no beacons or strobes to indicate that they were aircraft. It is so quite around my house at night you can hear a plane even when at its cruising altitude. I know these were not planes.

Regards, Computer Engineer