|Occurred : 9/23/2014 23:30 (Entered as : 9/23/14 23:30)
Reported: 9/25/2014 11:57:22 AM 11:57
Location: Lafayette, LA
|Two pale red lights one sitting right next to the other, appeared, hovered and moved across the sky.
As a pilot, I can assure you that what my friend and I saw was no airplane.
I was with my friend star gazing, looking up at the sky while lying on a blanket, what happened next occurred at ~23:30 on 9/23/14. Two pale red lights one sitting right next to the other, appeared out of nowhere, about 3° separated from each other.
They appeared almost directly above us in the sky and hovered there for roughly 10 seconds, they were 90° perpendicular to the ground, dead center in the top of the sky from my perspective, from that point they moved across the sky in an extremely fast fashion at an approximate heading of 180°.
They continued to move across the sky until they disappeared into the atmospheric haze at roughly 10-15° elevation.
During this time it was completely silent, no sounds of motors and/or jets, no flashing beacon/anti-collision lights from aircraft wings or empennages, just two solid red lights.
Based on pure speculation the lights appeared to be roughly 20,000 feet in the air and for them to be moving across the sky in excess of 15-20 degrees second that would have to mean they were moving extremely fast; Far faster than any aircraft that I know of.
I take a special pride in my ability to recognize planes at night and this is nothing like anything I have ever seen in my life..
It should also be noted that there were an abundance of shooting stars this night.
This sighting occurred at 30°12'13.51"N, 92° 2'28.84"W
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be quite serious-minded and eloquent. We suspect that he is a very good witness. PD))