I want to say at the outset that I am a hardcore skeptic when it comes to UFO’s. I don’t believe in little green men from outer space who visit our planet in flying saucers. When someone shows me a helmet or glove with "Made in Alpha Centari" on it, I’ll reconsider.
I was out on my back porch. I am out there frequently. I have one airport, KLOU, two miles to the east and another, KSDF, three miles to the west. I see a lot of airplanes. Since aircraft fascinate me, I always try to identify the planes coming over.
I saw a cluster of lights coming in from the south. At first glace, I figured it was a medi-vac coming in to the hospitals downtown, since they often fly that path. It was fairly low to the ground. I noticed first that the lights didn’t seem right. They were mostly red with perhaps a couple of white lights. I expected that any moment I would begin to hear the turbine and blades sound of a chopper but I didn’t. Instead of coming down, the cluster of lights was climbing. It also seemed to be weaving slightly rather than flying straight like a plane would do. I continued to listen for any engine sound and I heard none. It came almost directly over my house and I continued to watch it as it moved past. At about 80 degrees vertical, its forward motion seem to stop and it began to get smaller and smaller, eventually vanishing, as if the thing had suddenly commenced an 80 degree climb out into space. I have watched a lot of airplanes, and I have never seen an airplane or helicopter act like that.
I am puzzled.