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Unknown Flying Object Seen/Photographed over New Orleans
Published: 2:14 PM 7/20/2012

New Orleans, Louisiana - 07-19-12

What's in that picture is the craft flying away from Me. Within a couple of seconds it went from about 1,000 feet up to what looks like about 5,000 feet up.

I was walking through the French Quarter at about 6:30 am. I looked up saw / heard a passenger jet fly over. I recognized its shape and saw its blinking navigation lights immediately as I have seen many hundreds of aircraft before it. I've always been able to identify every single craft I've ever witnessed in the air.

I'm an Air Force brat, born and raised, and spent my life studying jets, planes and all things in the air, plus I've always known about UFOs, seen pictures, heard stories and been a fan of Science Fiction since I was old enough to read and learn about the universe at large.

What happened yesterday morning was nothing like I've ever seen or even thought I would ever see. It was like something out of 'Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind,' except it was REAL.

It looked like very, very bright, like orange headlights at first on a slow-moving helicopter that hovered to a stop in the middle of my point of view. It was in the middle of the street about 1 mile away and about 500-1000 feet up.

It came to a stop when I stopped in the middle of the street. I looked at it and thought, "what is that," I couldn't see the shape of the craft due to the almost blinding brightness of the orange lights.

Now, It reminded me of the feeling of being under a spotlight; the same light in your eyes a DJ might feel on stage in front of 30,000 people; a blinding light.

After a couple seconds of trying to see the shape of the craft, it looked like it was fading and going up into the sky so I grabbed my camera took the photo, then it was gone.

I should also mention that as a kid, in 1980, I lived at RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall, UK. I was there during the Rendelsham Forest incedent and we heard rumors of UFOs.

Perhaps that's where all this started.

The craft was low enough to look like some kind of big hovering mass. I couldn't even tell what shape it was due to the brightness of the light shining on me as though I was under an extremely bright spotlight.

Sorry gentlemen, something extraordinary and life changing has happened to me. Yesterday I experienced what I've explained here; something wonderful, unexplainable and... after some thought, something I was ready for. I've been preparing since I was old enough to read.

So naysay as you will, too bad you weren't here with me at my side to see what I saw. you CAN see the picture I took. You see those three lights? I've just told you where they came from, what it looked like up close as they shined a laser or spotlight on me and that's what it looks like as it speeds away into the sky at about 10,000 miles an hour.

I'm an artist and musician who is creative in many ways, however, I'm not creative nor skilled enough to make this up.

If you doubt, me, go ahead. You're free to. But you'll be denying something real and is possibly the biggest thing that's ever happened to me in my life. So go out there everyday, bring your camera and get ready because if you are open to it, they will give you a hand and bring you into the future with me.

New Orleans, Louisiana - 07-19-12

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