I just watched a show about USO's [Deep Sea UFOs – History Channel
04-23-2007-CF] last night - never heard of them before but
certainly experienced one.
I own a 70' motor cruiser and we were returning to
Newport Beach, CA from Cabo San Lucas. On the above date at a location of 100 miles north of Cedros Island
or approx. 150 miles south
of Ensenada1, MX at 20:45 in the evening with my
2 crew members (27 & 29 year old Mexicans from Cabo) an object suddenly came out of
the ocean not more than a tenth of mile from us (which is very close
on the ocean) and was
sucking up a huge funnel of water as if it was spinning and balancing on it.
It hovered for about 90 seconds as if it were checking us out and then
jettisoned off and disappeared in less than a second! One of my crew was so
scared he refused to come out of his room for the remainder of the trip. We
didn't get a picture unfortunately but did make a note in the ship's log.
We radioed the Navy & Coast Guard but neither had
observed or picked up anything unusual on their screens.
It was psychologically fulfilling to see the TV show and
have it validate exactly what we experienced - I had never heard of USO's
until last night.
We tend to see a lot of objects in the sky in the Sea of
that zip out of nowhere to hang above my boat during dusk and night cruising
then disappear as quickly but never one that came out of the sea-It was truly
Keep up your valuable work.
This reference: E-mail sent to me by the witness dated
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
In response to questions I had asked, he
EM-2: The craft was about 30' in
diameter but possibly less and the water funnel it was pulling up was
probably 15' in diameter. The craft hovered on top of the water funnel at
The date is absolutely accurate-it was immediately recorded in my ships log.
We didn't notice anything different about the water
before it broke through the surface, but we were not intensely observing the
water either. It was the sudden blast out of the water that made us
notice-not sound. We were inside the boat so sound is not a factor-we have no
recollection of sound.
EM-4: The craft initially looked
saucer-like but I think it was actually elongated and the water funnel fell
back into the sea about 10 or 15 seconds before it took off. Did it tilt? Not
really, it was eerily steady.
EM-5: I asked: There was no mention of the weather or sea
conditions at the time of the sighting in the original text, and we should
fill that in if you will. I fixed you close to Punta San Antonio but I don’t
know where you saw the UFO in relation to your boat headed north. Would that
be ahead? Left (port) Pacific Ocean? Or to the right between you and the Mexican
shoreline? Any idea of how far (miles) to the shore you were?
Response: We were about 20 miles off shore in mildly
choppy seas, 7-8 mile head wind, clear visibility, heading north when the
object arose off our port bow (left). You have the location pretty accurately
Using draftsman’s dividers I was able to determine that the place
approximated in these references are very close to a place called, Punta San Antonio which is 19 miles
south of Punta Baja for which we
29-58-00 N, Longitude 115-49-00 W [PPL]. The
mileage referred to seems to be statute miles rather than nautical miles, as
the gap between them would be greater.–CF-
North America – United States, California, Orange
Newport Beach Latitude
33-37-08 N, Longitude 117-55-44 W (D-M-S) [PPL]
North America – Mexico, Baja California, Body of water
is the Pacific Ocean
Cabo San Lucas Latitude
27-14-50 N, Longitude 112-11-57 W (D-M-S)
Cedros Island Latitude
28-12-00 N, Longitude 115-15-00 W [ISL]
31-52-00 N, Longitude 116-37-00 W [PPL]
Sea of Cortez * Latitude
28-00-00 N, Longitude 112-00-00 W [= Gulf of California]
2: this is on the east side of Baja California, and is not part of this