Go Back Report # 1049


Sighting 6/27/06         


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 Cortez2 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 stunning!    

Keep up your valuable work.

Name on File                                                                                                                          

This reference: E-mail sent to me by the witness dated 04-24-2007 –CF-     

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

In response to questions I had asked, he responded:

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 about 50'+.           
EM-3: 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: T
here 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 set.  

Note 1: 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 have: Latitude 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]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

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]

Ensenada                    Latitude 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]

* Note 2: this is on the east side of Baja California, and is not part of this case.-CF-

Reference: http://gnswww.nga.mil/geonames/GNS/index.jsp            


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