Go Back Report # 1157


To anyone who remembers this incident, I would sure like
to hear from you for any further details you can add,

and to make this a multiple witness case.-CF-

       The following case is in response to a previously published case dated EE-??-1974 and is very important for multiple reasons. It is republished here with the permission of the author Mr. Norman Burns and the websites caretaker, David Slone:       

Bill says:

I was stationed on USS Reeves (CG24) at the same place1 in late 1974. I had the 0000-0400 Sonar Watch.


Thanks to: http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/1124/04012417.jpg

USS REEVES was the last ship in the LEAHY-class of guided missile cruisers and the second ship in the Navy named after Vice Admiral J. M. Reeves. Commissioned as a guided missile frigate, REEVES was reclassified as guided missile cruiser on June 30, 1975.

Thanks to: http://navysite.de/cg/cg24.htm    

At about 0130, I picked up a rather large blip (about the size between a carrier and a cruiser) off our port side beam about 140 degrees relative at 2000 yards and drifting towards our baffles. I could only pick up the contact with Active Sonar, nothing showed up with the passive sonar. I reported the bearing and range to the Bridge and to CIC. The Bridge Lookout saw a large glow in the water and the Officer of the deck brought the ship around so I could maintain contact. CIC could not pick it up initially on our Radar, but as we got within 1,000 yard they had a blip, then another, and another. All of a sudden I lost Sonar Contact like it was never there, but CIC still had it at last bearing with an abrupt positive altitude change. The chatter was look at the size of that thing. I went outside through the sonar door on the Port Side and visually saw a large moonlike shape that flew upward over the ship at a 60 degree angle and disappeared into the sky in seconds. I heard no noise from the object when it went over us. I saw a full moon that night on the other side of the ship, but it remained fairly constant give or take a few ship rolls.  

When we pulled into port a few weeks later, all records in the Bridge, CIC, and Sonar logs about that time were torn out. Whoever tore them out made one error, the pen imprint on the next page was still there. No one spoke of the incident again                                                           

This reference: E-mail from UFO Updates, dated February 08, 2009, Written by Norman Burns Copyright 2008 TrueGhostTales.com all rights reserved, republished here with permission: http://www.trueghosttales.com (Received by True Ghost Tales): April 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Note #1: Indian Ocean somewhere near Vietnam. This is from the text of EE-??-1974.       

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Ship’s location

“Indian Ocean somewhere near Vietnam” must be in error as Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea.-CF- 

Ship’s History for this Period

After six months in the western Pacific, stationed off the coast of Vietnam, Reeves sailed into port at Pearl Harbor on 17 March 1973.


She remained in the Hawaiian Islands into 1980. She was reclassified a guided missile cruiser (CG-24), on 30 June 1975.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Reeves_(DLG-24)         


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