Occurred: 2000-09-17 20:55 Local
Reported: 2000-09-19 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 6-10 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Opelousas, LA, USA

Shape: Chevron
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Aircraft nearby

Wing- shaped, low altitude, very fast, very large, completely silent, no running lights, black-colored.

Flying-wing shaped object moving North to south. No running lights. Four or five very faint reddish bands visible fore-to-aft. Very large. Two other aircraft with running lights visible - one before siting and one immediately after. No sound was heard from object but other aircraft were audible. Total viewing arc approx. 90 deg. Size estimated as width of outstretched hand. (About width of a 747 wing at 3000 ft.) Black in color, no reflected light observed. Passed in front of two stars. Overall impression was a very large, dark, wing-shaped object silently moving at a low altitude and a very high speed. Reddish fore-to-aft light bands were very dim but marked the edges of the object quite well. Any guesses? Tell me it was a B-2 and I'll be happy.

Posted 2000-09-21

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