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Occurred : 4/15/1983 13:30 (Entered as : 1983 13:30)
Reported: 9/14/2010 9:00:42 PM 21:00
Posted: 11/21/2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shape: Oval
Duration:2-3 seconds
My story is short but True . This sighting occurred while fishing in the Mississippi river , in the spring of 1983 , probably April, between one and two o’clock in the afternoon . It was a crystal clear blue sky , with not even a wisp of a cloud anywhere. We were fishing from a floating dock , where river pilots , shipping agents and river workers catch their water taxis to the ships. My fishing buddy and I were using heavy tackle and we caught three large catfish that day. I was on the westbank of the river facing east , and after casting, put my pole down , sat next to it , with my legs over the side , and leaned back on my elbows , looking above the horizon .

Shortly thereafter , I witnessed an oval , light grey object - coming from Out of the blue sky , on my left (N) at incredible speed and bolt across it , due south. The length of sky it traversed was approximately one and a half to two feet of space between outstretched arms. ! It was probably 45 degrees above the horizon or a little higher . Then it disappeared - Into the blue sky , in a split second. The total time of the sighting was no more than 2 or 3 seconds max - no wings , no blinking lights , no sound , no sonic boom , no contrails. It had absolutely no resistance from the atmosphere whatsoever ! I immediately turned to my fishing buddy and asked, “Did you see That ?” , and he said, “ See What ?” – well that figures .

My location was several miles south of New Orleans. It was very high in the sky , 25,000 feet or higher ? , and about the size of a BB or smaller, at arms length , but clear as day against the blue sky. It didn’t stop and ask directions, it was in a big hurry. I felt lucky to see it , even though it felt like I saw something I wasn’t supposed to see. It was either a black budget toy that could fly 10 times faster than a jetliner , in 1983 , without wings and that nagging - friction from the atmosphere problem , or ‘something even more interesting’. This was 27! years a go but I’ll never forget those 2 or 3 seconds for the rest of my life – been looking into the whole matter since then , with negative results as to the whole Truth , but quite satisfied with a bias. Maybe the Truth is too much for us right now ... - Anonymous

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))