[Monday was the 15th. The 16th (morning) was
the date of publication]
MORE UFOS REPORTEDLY SEEN IN LA.
(UPI) -- Sheriff’s deputies chased five orange-reddish flying objects 12
miles through the Louisiana piney woods late Monday night and early today. Deputy Michael Moore said the ships
almost attacked a police car.
of our deputies was scared pretty bad, “Moore said
from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department. "He turned on his red
lights, and they came down at his patrol ear. He turned them off and they
just vanished like in a cloud." Moore said the ships, reported 150 miles
northwest of similar sightings at Pascagoula, Miss., "come right down at
you and then vanish above the treetops."
several deputies were out chasing the ships and one of the men tried to take
deputies spotted five of them, and a bunch of witnesses saw them too,"
he said. In another sighting reported near Slidell, across Lake Pontchartrain
from New Orleans, Lloyd Mercier said he was driving home when he saw an
object "approximately 15 or 20 feet in diameter and it had a streak
about a foot wide straight through the middle. “I was driving and I said,
‘That can't be the moon, it's too large to be the moon.’
say it was approximately 125 to 200 feet in the air and gradually it
disappeared. It took five to six minutes.
could see was a red glow. It
looked like it came straight out of the water of Lake Pontchartrain,"
he said. "I've seen it tonight with my own natural eyes. I have to
believe what I see. It was no moon and it was no balloon, and it was no
Original Reference: News clipping from “The
State-Times”, Baton Rouge, La. Oct 16, 1973.
Also, essentially same text: “The Toronto Star”,
Toronto, Canada Tuesday October 16, 1973
Thanks to Barry Greenwood for the clippings.
UFOCAT PRN – 99346
UFOCAT URN – 099346 Newspaper Clipping, dated October
UFOCAT URN – 084706 UFO Register by Delair
J Bernard, 1974-719, © Contact International (UK)
UFOCAT URN – 072831 Missouri Cases from Ted Phillips
case investigation files, No © date
UFOCAT URN – 166760 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # 10226 © 2002
North America – United States, Louisiana &
Slidell, Louisiana Latitude
30-16-30 N, Longitude 89-46-52 W (D-M-S)
Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana Latitude 30-11-19 N, Longitude 90-06-05 W
Pascagoula, Mississippi Latitude
30-21-56 N, Longitude 88-33-22 W
New Orleans, Louisiana Latitude
29-57-16 N, Longitude 90-04-30 W
Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States
of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the
U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington D.C., 1990
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 30.28 N, Longitude 89.82
Latitude 30.20 N, Longitude 89.83 W [URN