It was back in the 1990s, I suppose about 1995 or 1996. My friend Scott and I were driving home to Abbeville, Louisiana from Erath late one night on a back road. We caught sight of something with bright lights on it in the middle of a cow field on the left side of the road. My friend stopped the car suddenly in the middle of the road (there being no other traffic) and looked at me.
He said, "Did you see that?"And I said, "Did you see that?"
"Yeah," he said. "What the f--k is that?"
"I don't know!" I said.
He backed the car up and we both sat there staring at an elongated object sitting in the cow pasture, raised on some kind of landing gear, which we couldn't see. There were variously colored lights along its sides in intervals. The lights were steady, not blinking: red, yellow and, I think, green.
After a moment I said to Scott, "I'm going see what that is."
"No you ain't!" he said, and he took off and started accelerating toward home. Looking behind us, that thing was following us! It had a glowing red light (not fire) beneath it and seemed to glide behind us over the road. It seemed like it was holding behind us, following us. We freaked out and Scott kept driving as fast as he could. I kept looking behind us and it looked like it was gaining. But after some nervous time (seconds or minutes, I ain't sure) it fell back and disappeared.
I told some people at work about it later, and I still tell people this true story once I get to know them. I have no idea what I saw. Since I know helicopters and planes quite well, I'm sure it wasn't one. But who knows! There was no sound as it followed us! And we had an eerie feeling as we sat in the car and looked at it.