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Occurred : 10/9/1963 21:30 (Entered as : 10/09/63 21:30)
Reported: 4/20/2001 15:25
Posted: 4/28/2001
Location: Laurel, MS
Shape: Oval
Duration:7 minutes
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))

1963 sighting of beautiful objects in southeast Mississippi , worth reading

These objects were seen on a beautiful crystal clear night (with no moon as I recall it). A friend of mine and our dates were "parked" in the country side just to the southeast of our home town in southeast Mississippi. We were facing roughly northeast. I happened to be looking at the horizon when the first object ascended into view. It was followed by two additional objects of the same apparent shape, size, and color. They appeared dark red when I first saw them, much as the moon does as it first starts to rise. They were in a lazy J formation and flew from northeast to southwest with their closet point at about 2 oclock . As they ascended up from the horizon their color brightened. At their closet point they appeared oval in shape. The outside rim of each object was the purest gold color you can imagine. Think of a simple gold wedding band lit from within. They were gradually brighter toward the center, with the very center being their brightest point. The center was bright white. twinkling like a very large and bright star. They appeared to be three seperate objects. They would black out stars as they flew, and you could see stars between them at the same time. They were silent. I heard no sound. One of the most interesting aspects of this experience was what you felt as you looked at these objects. A feeling of peace and serenity . Strange as it may sound, there was a level of awareness as you looked at the objects. Mutual awareness. Another outstanding charecteristic was the light they emmitted. It was intense but had no glare. It was like you were looking through polorized glasses. It is hard to judge size. If I had to guess i would say that they were at least 50 to 100 feet in diameter. They appeared to be about 80% the size of the full moon in the night sky. As they passed 2:00 oclcck they object that formed the bottom tip of the J suddenly changed directions and flew to the west. They all flew out of sight on those same directions.