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Occurred : 9/26/2013 03:00 (Entered as : 09/26/2013 3:00)
Reported: 9/26/2013 8:12:24 AM 08:12
Posted: 9/30/2013
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Very low and slow moving bright, blurry light spotted during a very close encounter

My sighting happened on September 26, 2013. I work the early morning shift for a local news station. I decided to go on a smoke break right around 3:00 AM. I exited out the back door. The only thing in the back is grass and woods. I have seen small and distant sightings before but nothing like this.

As I’m smoking my cigarette, I looked to my right and as soon as I turned my head, I saw a bright, shiny light coming around the corner of the office building. I also noticed an orange light inside of the bright light. The bright light appeared to be extremely blurry and moving at a very slow speed. It is very hard to explain and to put into words. The shininess of the light almost made it appear as if it was floating water or a jelly-like substance. It was extremely low to the ground and got as close as thirty feet from me before shooting up. The object didn’t shoot up much higher than it already was, but it was high enough to have to look up at the object. It then began moving West before disappearing.

During this time, I am also tried to take my cell phone out to take try to record the object. I opened my camera and switched to video mode. The grid appeared on my screen and the object was in clear sight on my phone. However, as I’m trying to press the “record” button, it will not record. I pressed it several times trying to get it to record until it disappeared.

Once I lost sight of the object, I thought that it had disappeared. All of a sudden, the light zooms back at a much faster pace right above me before heading northwest. All of my previous sightings have never been reported. I would see them and keep them to myself. This sighting was much different. When I saw the light, there was a huge and unexplainable rush of excitement that overtook my body.

I walked back into the office almost in a trance-like state. I went straight to my computer and noticed that it was 3:30 AM. A whole thirty minutes had gone by. Smoke breaks are only five minutes and ten minutes at max. I used the Internet to find the number and called the local Baton Rouge Air Patrol. A lady answered the phone and informed me that the tower in my city closes at 11:00 PM. She went on to ask more questions and was very intrigued with the details. She also mentioned that there were multiple sightings within the month that had been called into Air Patrol but nothing like mine; in regards to how close it all happened. This sighting was as real as it gets and I will never be the same because of it. It left me completely speechless.