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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1943 00:00 (Entered as : 08/??/43 0:00)
Reported: 1/26/2014 11:53:23 PM 23:53
Posted: 1/30/2014
Location: unknown, LA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10-12 minutes
White light at midnight traveling into outer space.

I was on LA Army maneuvers in a forest at midnight after having driven all day long.

I was on midnight guard duty and saw a white light which I assumed to be a plane flying horizontally right to left, when it suddenly took a 45 deg upward path and eventually grew smaller and smaller as it headed into outer space, now in a right hand corkscrew circular path until the distance diminished it's light.

It took about 10 to 15 minutes so it was really traveling.

At that time we had not ever heard of UFO. I mentioned this incident in my astronomy class back in college but the instructor listened and then without comment went on with his lecture.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))