Go Back Report # 1106
07-05-1969

07-05-1969  

National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report

Occurred: 7/5/1969 10:53 (Entered as: 07/05/1969 10:53)

Reported: 10/18/2003 9:30:29 A.M. 09:30

Posted: 10/31/2003

Location: Valdez, AK

Shape: Disk

Duration: 17 minutes

Orange water 

       We were on a family vacation in Alaska, it was my mom’s birthday and dad had chartered a fishing trip. We left at about 7a.m. and went out about 12 miles into the sound from Valdez. at 10:53 I checked my watch because I saw an orange tint in the water and the captain had suggested we try another spot. So four of us fishing for halibut started to retrieve our lines. One fellow had caught a shark... we killed it and threw it overboard just a moment before.

Suddenly the water forty feet from the boat exploded into the air and the water really turned orange for three hundred feet around the splash. A disk shaped object with windows and lights shot up out of the water to about one thousand feet above. It hovered there. The next thing I remember is the water around the boat was teaming with sharks1 and I had hooked one. After gaffing a four footer and returning it to the sea... I again checked my watch and it was 11:10. We headed away from the spot and I asked the others if they saw the strange craft. NO ONE remembered seeing it at all except for me.    

The craft was about 25 feet in diameter had a rotating edge around it near the bottom which was dark in color like black sand. It was about six feet tall with portholes or windows 3 feet apart on the main body of the craft which did not rotate.      

I think I should draw a picture instead.          

((NUFORC Note: We will ask the witness to submit his graphic of the object. PD))                

This reference: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) http://www.ufocenter.com/ with thanks to Peter Davenport, director.  

Note 1: In several cases where a UFO has been in the water, dead fish wash-up on the shore sometime thereafter. Sharks being scavengers, would have a field day in the above situation. –CF-      

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

North America – United States, Alaska, Valdez-Cordova

Valdez (sound) – Unable to locate, however a sound is also a channel, which we do have.

Valdez channel            Latitude 61-04-04 N, Longitude 146-40-11 W (D-M-S)

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


 



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