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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/22/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 07/22/08 23:00)
Reported: 7/22/2008 11:35:56 PM 23:35
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 8 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object
Bright object high alt. travels from A to B in 10sec. from B to C in 10sec. Total travel time 3-5 min. read report for details.

I was looking at a formation of stars that seemed to be in a perfectly straight line for quite some time. After looking at the stars for a while (they were in the southern portion of the sky) a bright circular light appeared from absolute darkness. The light started out (Point A) as bright as the brightest star in my field of vision. The light traveled for about 10 seconds and decreased in brightness towards (Point B) until it vanished into complete darkness. I was amazed by the disappearing of this light and assumed it was a meteor traveling horizontally across my field of vision. I gazed at the exact spot in which the light disappeared for roughly around 3-5 minutes. After 3-5 minutes the light appeared again and began traveling horizontally across the sky to (Point C) the final destination. The same intensity and decrease in brightness occurred from (Point B) to (Point C). The lights were not flickering or flashing as a commercial airline or other jet/helicopter would have been. I've seen commercial airliners approaching landing and seen a "spotlight" similar to intensity, but this light was not flashing or flickering, nor was it low enough to have its landing spotlight on. This object appeared to be several thousands of miles in the night sky and did not flicker or scatter, it merely appeared and decreased in brightness until it disappeared and then reappeared again. From Point A to Point C the lights flight took anywhere from 3-5 minutes. From Point A to Point B the light only took 10 seconds to travel. From Point B to Point C was also another 10 seconds. Now this would make the total flight from Point A to Point C take 20 seconds, but the kicker is that the light disappeared for quite some time and reappeared making the total flight time anywhere from 3-5 minutes. I spent another half and hour gazing at the sky hoping to see more commotion but did not find any other abnormalities.