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Occurred : 12/25/2019 01:40 (Entered as : 12/25/19 01:40)
Reported: 12/25/2019 6:04:32 PM 18:04
Posted: 2/7/2020
Location: Mandeville, LA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes
Bright light at 0140 a.m. bobbing in the sky, then darting extreme left, right, then back to neutral - constantly moving.

I was alone on my balcony at 0140 gazing at the stars on a clear night and a bright light(what I thought was a star) caught my attention. Then, I noticed it was "bobbing" in a vague shadow circular type of "hole" or space between the stars. I watched for 3o min. and noticed it was never stationary, it was always bobbing, then I became intrigued when the light suddenly darted at a precise 90 degree angle, returned to the neutral position continued bobbing, then darted rapidly extreme left, back to center (neutral), then a couple of minutes later it darted extreme right, back to center, bobbed for about 4 minutes, then darted upward in a precisional straightline straight up and remained bobbing at the top of the dark area (hole) in the sky. What was interesting is that the movements were so well calculated and straightline. At one point when it was bobbing I thought it was a light moving to music. I fully expected I would see it go shooting off into the atmosphere, but it didn't. Instead, it inched around at the top of the dark space or "hole" in the sky and continued bobbing around but never left the space where it was positioned in the shadow zone. In fact, the light or craft behaved as if there were boundaries in the dark shadow zone and was always remaining within those boundaries. At one point the light skirted around the top of the dark shadow area. So best way to describe it is that it remained in it's neutral zone and moved in calculated straightline movements never leaving the circular dark area between the stars. The light was far enough away that I could not determine anything more than just a bright light that appears round. I recall last year hearing a radio show (George Noori) conversation with military pilots discussing UFO's darting around their aircraft when they were in flight one night. This sighting I had on Christmas morning at 0140 was very similar to the military pilots had! described insofar as the erratic and sudden movement of the U! FO's the y had sighted one night. Decided to report this given the very peculiar movement of the bright light that I sighted 18 hours ago.