When I was around 12 years old I was camping with about 5 other boys in a treehouse behind my house in Destrehan, We were laying on the roof, looking up at the sky, and puffing on cigarettes. Then what looked like a star began moving across the sky very fast in a straight line. Another star in the same area began moving in a different direction but this one was zig zagging at impossible turns. Then a third one from again the same area began yet another direction and blinking on and off.
I dropped the cigarette I was holding and when I looked down to pick it up, all the other boys began yelling at the same time:
Did you see that?
They were all very excited and I looked up immediately but only saw what I have already described. I asked what they were talking about and they all began to chatter that one of the lights shot a red beam out from it to a light in the sky that it was passing, that light or star never moved.
I am now 51 years old and really can't remember the specifics of the event like the exact year or month. I do remember some of the boys with me and I am sure if located they would confirm my story and I also remember listening to the radio at breakfast the next morning and hearing a brief statement that UFO's were reported over the city of New Orleans the previous night, Destrehan is not far from New Orleans, so someone else must have seen what we saw.
I have seen satellites, and grown up as airplanes turned into jets. I have never again seen anything able to move that fast or manuver the way these objects did.