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
Location: Valdez, AK
Duration: 17 minutes
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)