|Occurred : 7/14/2012 21:55 (Entered as : 07/14/12 21:55)
Reported: 7/18/2012 8:58:28 AM 08:58
Location: Kenner, LA
Duration:a few minutes
|Five motionless red lights in a roughly triangular formation sighted in north Kenner, Louisiana.
On Saturday night, July 14, 2012, my wife and I were driving west on West Esplanade Ave. in Kenner, Louisiana and turned north northwest onto Driftwood Blvd. Straight ahead were red lights in the sky in formation. We turned left onto Emile Ave. and could not see the lights. We turned right onto Osborne Ave. but the lights were hidden by trees. I told my wife about them and we drove down Osborne and could see them to the north when we passed by houses without trees. We turned right (due north) on Gelpi Ave. and could see five red lights in the sky in a roughly triangular formation. They did not appear to be moving. They seemed to be suspended and motionless in the sky. They were relatively high in the sky. From our vantage point, I would estimate that they were between 30° to 45° up into the sky. We assumed that they were over Lake Pontchartrain. As we continued driving north trying to find an unobscured viewing area, the lights suddenly faded and di! sappeared. Disappointed, we turned around and headed home. At this point, I looked at the clock on my dashboard and mentally noted that it was at exactly 10:00 PM CDT. What was unusual about these lights is that they were above the normal flight path of planes landing or taking off from New Orleans International Airport. We see jet lights all the time. These were not jet lights. I don’t know what they were.