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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/1999 (Entered as : 11/99)
Reported: 4/13/2001 15:31
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: New Orleans, LA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:10 minutes
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

Black cylinders over French Quarter

I was browsing through your site to see if anyone from New Orleans has reported seeing black cylinder objects crossing the sky over the city. I read a report of a someone who saw something similar to what I have witnessed three different times in the French Quarter and the Central Business District of New Orleans. The report I read said in 2/01, the witness only saw one black object slowly moving across the sky. Every time I have seen these objects there were two in formation, casually crossing the sky, all three times I witnessed them at dusk. They move very slowly in a direct path from NW to SE across the city. The most dramatic sighting occured the first time...I was on my balcony, in the late afternoon, on St. Philip St. with my friend, when I noticed the objects moving across the sky. At first I thought they might be birds flying from Lake Salvador to Pontchartrain, as there is always an increased amount of birds in the sky at nightfall. I soon realized they weren't birds and I told my friend to check them out. He got a little freaked out by them but we watched them slowly move across the sky. About the time they had reached the Eastern part of the city, and I estimate they were over or near Lake Ponchartrain, an incoming airliner apparantly swerved at the last minute to miss them, the sound of the jet's engines increasing as the plane veered to it's right and up to avoid the objects which just kept on their course. We were pretty amazed at the whole thing. I have seen the objects twice since then, both times at sunset and both times they were flying on the same course over the city. We have a lot of Military bases near us in Mississippi and Florida, and we often get F-15s and even those warthog planes flying over. I suspect it may be aircraft from a base because of the routine in flight pattern and time of day. But whatever they are, they aren't using jet propulsion and they aren't prop-driven. They are just black cyliners moving slowly across the sky and are un-affected by the motion of the wind.