Go Back Report # 1139


08~09-??-2004

The approximate date is derived from the ships history and chronology located at the end of this page. –CF-      
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NOTE OF IMPORTANCE – If anyone reading this story, was in the same navel group and has more information about this sighting, please contact me through the mailing address on the “Contact Me” page.    
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Letter received as follows; highlighting and notes were done by me. -CF-:   
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USS John C. Stennis - CVN-74

Thanks to: http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/74.htm   
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Dear Mr. Feindt,          
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I stumbled on to your under water UFO site on the internet, and thought that you might be interested in what I saw from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis during our 2004 RIMPAC1.
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It was about 0300, and we were on the flight deck turning a FA-18C aircraft about 200 miles off the coast of China. I do not have the exact date. I was sitting off to the side of the island2of the flight deck control center waiting to take hydraulic samples from the aircraft when I noticed that about 500 feet above the port side of the ship there was a very bright light inside a cloud. I remember thinking that it was strange because the moon was visible in a completely different part of the sky, and there were no flight operations that I know of. I kept my eye on it off and on for about 10 minutes as I was also trying to pay attention to what was going on with the aircraft we were turning. Then I saw a large ball of fire in the distance ahead of the ship. I can only guess as to how big it was, or how far away. No one else seemed to notice it. I continued to watch it thinking at first that an aircraft was on fire. But what got me was that it was moving very slowly, and dripping what looked to me like slag that was still burning3. The more I watched it, and focused my eyes in on it I noticed that it appeared as if it were growing, and rolling. It was basically a giant ball of swirling fire that was dripping what looked to me like molten metal across the sky. It seemed to get a lot closer as it traveled at a very gradual slope as if it were flying, and not falling, and very slowly it entered the ocean still rolling, and disappeared. I looked around and no one else in my vicinity seemed to have seen anything. I am sure some one else besides me saw this because not only were there about 40 other ships around our carrier. There should have been people on watch in the control tower. I decided to stay quiet about it, and see if I heard about anything weird happening the next day or so. I never heard anything else about it.        
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I have only told people very close to me about what I saw. [Personal information deleted by me. –CF- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX so am not worried about people thinking I am nuts XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX].
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If you want, you can contact me at home Phone number deleted by me –CF-, E-mail address deleted by me –CF-.   
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Name Deleted by me. –CF-.

Signature deleted by me. –CF-. Dated 29 June 2008

Mailing Address deleted by me. –CF-.                                                                                     

This reference: Letter from the witness to me, Carl Feindt, dated June 29, 2008 and received by me on July 07, 2004    
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       In response to this letter, I e-mailed the witness with some questions:
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It was early in the morning so it was dark but as the ball of fire entered the water did it keep glowing?

Did you notice the waters reaction as it entered - probably not due to the darkness, But... 
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Answer

I could not see the part of it that was submerged because it was too far away. It was big; it was rolling end over end and continued to do so as it submerged itself while still producing flames. It did not seem to produce any large waves that I could see. I remember thinking at the time that any minute I would feel a large wave hit the ship. But it never did.4 I could see the natural waves pretty well by the moonlight, and the sea remained exceptionally calm considering.
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The date being lost to memory, I phoned the witness and he remembered coming home before the tsunami in 2004, which occurred on December 26, 2004.
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UFOCAT PRN – NONE           
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Pacific Ocean – Position 200 miles off the China coast

The coast of China is approximately between - Latitude 20-40 N, Longitude 120-124 E (D-M)
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Note 1 - RIMPAC

The Rim of the Pacific Exercise, is the world's largest international maritime exercise. It is hosted and administered by the Royal Navy and United States Navy, but the United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard are also involved, as well as Hawaii National Guard forces under the leadership of the Governor of Hawaii. Also invited are allied military forces from the Pacific Rim nations. The event is held biennially in June and July in Honolulu, Hawaii, under the leadership of the United States Pacific Command, headquartered at the Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center at Camp H. M. Smith near the Honolulu subdivision of Salt Lake.       
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIMPAC        
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Note 2 – Island = Main vertical superstructure on the right (Starboard) side of the flight deck
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Note 3 – The field around the UFO ionizes the air touching it and is responsible for its coloration. Now the question is whether this ionization could form a plasma that would be heavy enough to drip like molten metal?
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Note 4 – There are many cases where this lack of a wave is noted. In my paper, Physical Influences of a UFO on Water, I showed how the field rotates, however the field can be reversed which it probably was in this case. The initial contact pushes the water away from the craft in 360 degrees, thereafter the water is moved to the rear by the rotating field which in some cases, doesn’t even leave a ripple.   
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Ship’s History for this period.

Following its deployment, USS John C. Stennis headed to the Gulf of Alaska to conduct exercise Northern Edge 2004, a joint exercise with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps, followed by a goodwill port visit to Victoria, Canada. JCS CSG continued on to Hawaii for the biannual Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) hosted by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. More than 40 ships, seven submarines, 100 aircraft and almost 18,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from seven nations conducted a myriad of naval air, surface and sub-surface exercises on the high seas.    
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Following RIMPAC, the JCS CSG and the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group rendezvoused near Japan to conduct joint air and sea training exercise (JASEX) supporting the Navywide Summer Pulse '04 exercise. The exercise demonstrated the Navy's new operational construct for deploying naval forces as part of the Fleet Response Plan (FRP). The strike group then made goodwill visits in Southern Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.         
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Following departure from Port Klang, Malaysia, F/A-18C Hornets and F-14D Tomcats assigned to the strike group conducted aerial proficiency exercises with Soviet-designed MIG-29s from the Royal Malaysian Air Force over the South China Sea. JCS CSG ships visited ports in Western Australia. Stennis, Ford, Lake Champlain and Rainier visited Fremantle, while Ford also made a port visit to Bunbury.  
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The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) returned from a summer deployment to the Northern and Western Pacific on Nov. 1, 2004 after spending five months operating at sea.        
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Chronology (Bottom to top)

1 Nov 2004 - Returns
04 Oct 2004 - Indian Ocean
28 Sep 2004 - Port visit @ Freemantle, Australia
22 Sep 2004 - Indian Ocean
07 Sep 2004 - South China Sea
01 Sep 2004 - Port visit @ Port Kelang, Malaysia
31 Aug 2004 - Pacific Ocean
30 Aug 2004 - East China Sea
26 Aug 2004 - Pacific Ocean
23 Aug 2004 - Port visit @ Sasabo, Japan
20 Aug 2004 - East China Sea
28 Jul 2004 - Pacific Ocean
23 Jul 2004 - Port visit @ Pearl Harbor
07 Jul 2004 - Pacific Ocean
30 Jun 2004 - Port visit @ Pearl Harbor
29 Jun - 27 Jul 2004 - RIMPAC 2004
12 Jun 2004 - Exercise Northern Edge '04
25 May 2004 - Pacific Ocean

Reference: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/batgru-74-westpac04.htm

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