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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/24/2008 17:05 (Entered as : 04/24/08 17:05)
Reported: 5/5/2008 6:44:59 AM 06:44
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Lake Charles, LA
Shape: Other
Duration: 1-2 seconds
long narrow silver rod seen

This was seen just briefly one afternoon while driving home from work. I was driving due south on a local street about 5 pm local time with perfectly clear blue sky. I noticed a little to my right just a few degrees west of due south, just above the horizon, a shiny object. This was no ordinary object. It was long, very narrow, and silver, and standing up-right, and seemed to be somewhat pointed on each end, but it was hard to tell exactly because of the second or two that the sighting lasted. I thought it might have been a reflection, but I could also tell it was far away as I could compare it against other objects such as power lines, and telephone poles, and commercial buildings. This has to be one of the oddest things Iíve seen, I donít see too many of these reports shown on the web sites.

((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))