I was driving east on I-12 when I noticed a small airplane making a very sharp turn at low altitude. When I looked for the plane a second time, I noticed a chrome object in the sky stationary about 1,000 ft. above the next interstate exit. As I got closer the object had lowered a chrome tether about 300 ft. long. The object had a small orb moving around the larger object. The larger object with the tether was not moving. I stopped at the exit and observed the object still about 800 to 1000 ft. above me. After about 5 minutes the object retracked the chrome tether and slowly moved to the east, then the object increased speed and was out of sight in less than 1 second. This took place at 4:00 PM, the skies clear on January 24th, 2015. I called the national Weather service in Slidell, just 15 miles from the sighting to see if they were doing anything that might explain what I saw. I also contacted local airports to see if any pilots reported a sighting, and also called the New Orleans International Airport to see if they could validate the sighting on radar. The FAA has not returned my call as of 1/28/2015. I understand the principals of lift and airfoils. This was not a plane or a weather balloon. It defied gravity without wings or noise from engines. I have tried my best to explain this but so far it remains a UFO! NOTE: The above image is a rendering.