UFO

Unmarked helicopter follows 2 UFOs over Louisiana

By Ted Bonnitt on July 28th, 2014
Unmarked helicopter follows 2 UFOs over Louisiana
The helicopter and UFOs were seen over Baton Rouge in mid-evening. Credit: Commons.wikimedia.org
The helicopter and UFOs were seen over Baton Rouge in mid-evening. Credit: Commons.wikimedia.org

A couple in Baton Rouge, LA, were startled by a very low helicopter flying over their home that appeared to be closely following two, disc shaped UFOs on the evening of July 22, 2014.

The husband, a U.S. Air Force veteran with flight line experience told The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), that he was driving home at 9:20 PM when he heard a loud helicopter approaching as he drove up his driveway. The witness (name withheld by NUFORC) stepped out of his pickup truck to see where the helicopter was and why it was so low to the ground.

"To my astonishment, two large pewter gray colored craft where flying in front of the helicopter in a tight formation, one staggered to the left rear of the front pewter craft," the witness reported.

He described the strange objects as "approximately 60 to 70 feet across in diameter, about 10 to 12 foot thick in the centers, the outer edges of the craft were similar to the edge of a coin like a nickel, smooth with no markings. I would estimate the sides would be about 2 to 3 foot on the vertical measurement.  The craft made no noise whatsoever, had no markings, no windows of any type, no lights."

The two craft were flying "in very tight formation," according to the witness.

The helicopter following the UFOs was familiar to the USAF veteran, who described it as "all black, had no markings on the fuselage but was an Apache Helicopter."

"The helicopter was about 200 yards behind the two craft, following the two objects but not trying to gain speed or overtake the objects, almost as it was tagging the objects.  The two objects remained very close to one another, about 20 to 30 yards apart, one behind the other."

The witness observed the bizarre formation for about 20 seconds before it flew behind the tree line behind his property. "The light in the sky was good being that it was in the city and over a strongly lit neighborhood. I was about 130 yards away from the flight path of the formation," he added.

"The best description I can give of the craft was that if you were to hold a 3 inch sugar cookie at arm’s length at about 30 degrees up and tilt it slightly that would give a good reference to the size and how I was able to see the bottom and shape, I was able to observe the craft for the full period of viewing, the disk shaped craft made no noise, very smooth, no lights, no markings, no appendages, just very smooth, pewter gray in color."

As the craft flew away, the witness' wife came out of their home wondering what the loud noise of the helicopter was about. The helicopter was so close and loud that she could not hear what her husband was saying to her about the sighting. She only saw the black helicopter as it flew past the tree line and just missed seeing the two unidentified objects.

The wife submitted her own report to NUFORC, stating that her husband appeared to be in a state of shock over what he'd seen. 

"My husband came inside with me visibly upset by something he had seen and began explaining it to me and drawing down his sighting.  I know my husband well enough to know that if he saw something like this he would not say so without it being a real event," she added.

The husband concluded, "Being ex-military and having worked with aircraft, I know what I saw was a real event."

NUFORC interviewed the witness and was impressed with his credibility. "We spoke via telephone with the witness, and we were impressed with how eloquent and seemingly serious-minded he is, added NUFORC Director Peter Davenport.

Original (unedited) NUFORC witness reports:

HUSBAND’S REPORT:

On the night of July 22, 2014, I was returning home from my night class from my local university which is only about 3 miles from my house.  I was backing my pickup truck up the drive way and while backing up, I could hear a helicopter get louder as if it was approaching my house.

I parked the truck and glanced at the clock on the dash noticed it was 9:20 pm.  I stepped out of the pickup and turned to see why the helicopter was so close or low flying.  It was coming from the northwest proceeding to the southeast.

To my astonishment, two large pewter gray colored craft where flying in front of the helicopter in a tight formation, one staggered to the left rear of the front pewter craft.

These objects were approximately 60 to 70 feet across in diameter, about 10 to 12 foot thick in the centers, the outer edges of the craft were similar to the edge of a coin like a nickel, smooth with no markings. I would estimate the sides would be about 2 to 3 foot on the vertical measurement. The craft made no noise whatsoever, had no markings, no windows of any type, no lights.

The two craft were in very tight formation. The helicopter was all black, had no markings on the fuselage but was an Apache Helicopter.  This I know for sure, being that I am a USAF veteran and have worked on a flight line with military aircraft in my past.

The helicopter was about 200 yards behind the two craft, following the two objects but not trying to gain speed or overtake the objects, almost as it was tagging the objects.  The two objects remained very close to one another, about 20 to 30 yards apart, one behind the other.

The formation including the helicopter flew about 200 feet off the ground, very close to the tree line, the two disk flew in a straight line and maintained the tight formation. 

The entire clear viewing window that I had was about 20 seconds, before the formation flew behind the tree line that is behind my house.  I had a clear view of the objects from the start to finish. The light in the sky was good being that it was in the city and over a strongly lit neighborhood.  I was about 130 yards away from the flight path of the formation.

Right before the helicopter went behind the tree line my wife was coming out of the house and commented to me, “What in the world is all the noise from?"  Before I could answer her, the helicopter along with the craft went behind the tree line behind the house and proceeded in a direction that took the formation away from us.

The best description I can give of the craft was that if you were to hold a 3 inch sugar cookie at arm’s length at about 30 degrees up and tilt it slightly that would give a good reference to the size and how I was able to see the bottom and shape, I was able to observe the craft for the full period of viewing, the disk shaped craft made no noise, very smooth, no lights, no markings, no appendages, just very smooth, pewter gray in color.

I came in and made a detailed drawing of the craft and event to make sure I remembered every detail. 

Being ex-military and having worked with aircraft, I know what I saw was a real event.

WIFE’S REPORT:

Here is a written report by me of the event on the 22nd.

that occurred with my husband and the objects and the helicopter.

Secondary witness to the event in Baton Rouge Louisiana;  July 22, 2014.

My husband who attends night classes at a local college called to let me know he was on his way home when he left his school.  He does this so I can put the dogs up in the house and open the gate in the driveway so he can back in with his pickup truck.  It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the drive home from the school. 

After I had gone outside and opened the gate, I went back inside the house to wait for my husband to drive in.  It was just a few minutes, maybe 5 minutes or so, when I started to hear a noise outside.  The noise continued to increase to the point that it was loud and had me concerned.

I knew it was the sound of a helicopter and I thought it must be flying very low over the house so I went out to see why the noise had gotten so loud.  By this point it sounded like it was right over the back of the yard at our house and I was very concerned of what was going on. 

I went out the back door and started walking out under our carport to investigate the noise.  I saw my husband had already backed up the driveway in his truck and was standing by the driver side rear wheels staring over the back of the property pointing and saying something out loud to me.  I could not hear what he was saying because of the noise of the helicopter. 

I walked rather quickly out from under the carport to see what he was pointing at and I saw a black helicopter go behind the tree line very close to the top of the trees behind our house. 

My husband seemed to be in shock at what he saw and kept asking me if I saw the other objects.  I did not, being that I was walking from the backdoor through the carport which is covered and it took a bit to walk from the back door out into our driveway where I could get a good view.  I did manage to see the helicopter. 

My husband came inside with me visibly upset by something he had seen and began explaining it to me and drawing down his sighting.  I know my husband well enough to know that if he saw something like this he would not say so without it being a real event.

This is what I witnessed that night.

If you any questions my cell number is

225-((number deleted))

Thank you

((name deleted))

Baton Rouge, La.

Date:  07/22/14

Time:  21:20 (Central Daylight time)

Duration:  20-30 seconds

Sighting City:  Baton Rouge

Sighting State:  Louisiana

Sighting Zip:  70806

Sighting County:  East Baton Rouge Parish

Witnesses:  2

Shape: Disk

Number of Craft:  2


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