– U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I SEE BY THE PAPERS...
UNDER THE SEA
greatest unexplored area of the Earth is not on dry land but under the mighty
oceans that cover three-fourths of the earth's surface. Just how unexplored
and how unknown the seas are was suggested by two incidents which happened within two days of each
other last May.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was cruising
about 40 miles off the coast of Florida on May 15 in an area where the water is shallow—only
around 100 feet deep. The carrier draws 25 feet of water so it had about 75
feet clearance. Then occurred one of those mysteries that confounds students
of the ocean. The
Navy itself has been extremely evasive regarding the incident.
D. Roosevelt hit something.
What it hit remains unknown. The skipper, Capt. T. W.
Hopkins, said the Roosevelt "shuddered"
on impact with the object. The Navy reported that damage "apparently was
not too extreme."
don't know what happened," Hopkins said. "I made my report to
Admiral Cornwell and I can't say much other than that there were no
submarines or anything like that ... not at all."
There was an oil slick from
whatever the huge ship hit. "I don't ascribe it to anything of a
foreign nature or source," Captain Hopkins declared, whatever that
Capt. S. S.
Search, Chief of Staff to the Commander of Fleet Air, Jacksonville, also
explained nothing when he said: "We are limited as to what we can tell people
at certain times, and I can't say what we've heard. But I think I
would be inclined to discount such a report about submarines."
captains went to the trouble to deny that whatever the Franklin D. Roosevelt hit was an unidentified (Russian) sub.
But it must have been something mighty
strange to damage the gigantic carrier and send a huge oil slick bubbling to
may be only coincidence, but it is a very strange coincidence. Two days later, Captain J.
H. Hanson of the Danish freighter Mary
North radioed that he had sighted a lighted, distress signal buoy in the
North Sea off the Netherlands. A message from him the following day said that
the Mary North had stopped its
engines, and the crewmen were able to hear clearly from the engine room a
strange, knocking noise underwater.
were unable to understand the signals," Hansen reported.
notification of this radio message, the Dutch destroyer Utrecht was dispatched to search the scene.
that at (sic – it) had made "contact
with a subject underwater." Then it continued its observations by
radioing that it "discovered nothing further."
also dispatched a destroyer to the scene. Nothing further was reported, but
the British Admiralty announced sourly that "there is no submarine
belonging to any country missing." The next thing we will undoubtedly hear is that the Franklin D. Roosevelt never did hit
anything and that neither the Mary
North nor the Utrecht made any
This reference (Original): Fate magazine, September 1957,
p. 6 and 8-9, “I See by the Papers,” author unknown
May 15, 1957
coast of Florida
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT reportedly
hits a submerged object. The
object is not thought to be a submarine. The Navy later denies that
the carrier hit an object, claiming instead that a propeller had broken.
This reference: http://www.navysite.de/cvn/cv42.htm
Special thanks to my friend David Clawson
who has helped me with computer problems, finding cases, and trying to
explain the NEW physics to me.-CF-
UFOCAT PRN –141792 [DOS: ??-??-1957]
UFOCAT URN – NONE
Fate magazine, September 1957, p. 6 and 8-9
UFOCAT URN – 141792 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by
George Eberhart, #0414, © 1980
North America – United
States, Florida, Duval
30-19-56 N, Longitude 81-39-20 W (D-M-S)
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 30.35 N, Longitude 81.68