|Occurred : 10/23/2007 20:40 (Entered as : 10/23/2007 20:40)
Reported: 10/23/2007 8:34:45 PM 20:34
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
|Bright white oval of light moving slowly towards ground
I was driving west on a main surface street in Baton Rouge when I noticed a large oval of extremely bright white light in the sky to the west of my location. My initial thought was it was on a tower, but I realized there are no tall radio towers in the area where this light was. Besides which, I make this trip several evenings a week and had never seen the light.
My next realization was that it was moving, very slowly, appearing to move from west to east (towards me) and coming closer to the ground. The light appeared to be about 2-3 miles distant, but this is just a guess. It was not landing lights on an aircraft-I have lived by airports before and am familiar with these. Plus the light was much larger than landing lights would be, and the airport is in a different direction.
As I drew closer, I started thinking that perhaps it was a series of large bright lights, as opposed to 1 large oval light. I thought it might be a helicopter, but the light(s) was too wide to be on a helicopter.
By this point I had been watching the light(s) as I drove for approximately 5 minutes. The light(s) was getting lower and lower. There was nowhere on its line of decent for a helicopter to land, so if it was a helicopter of some sort, I don't know what it was doing. Of course, I don't know what a UFO would be doing landing in a residential section of Baton Rouge, either.
At this point I had to make a turn in order to reach my destination, and as I was already late to pick up my daughter, I chose to make the turn and lose sight of the light(s). When we returned to that road about 5 minutes later, the light was gone.
As I said before, I have lived near airports before--both military and civilian--and did not recognize the shape of the light(s).
I was more than a little bit spooked.
The road I was on was not crowded at this time of the evening, but it was by no means empty.
Other people had to have seen the light(s) too.