Go Back Report # 12


Report to the Admiralty by Capt. Evans, the Hydrographer of the British Navy:

That Commander J. E. Pringle, of H. M. S. Vulture, had reported that, at Lat. 26 26' N., and Long. 53 11 E.--in the Persian Gulf--May 15, 1879, he had noticed luminous waves or pulsations in the water, moving at great speed. This time we have a definite datum upon origin somewhere below the surface. It is said that these waves of light passed under the Vulture. "On looking toward the east, the appearance was that of a revolving wheel with a center on that bearing, and whose spokes were illuminated, and, looking toward the west, a similar wheel appeared to be revolving, but in the opposite direction." Or finally as to submergence--"These waves of light extended from the surface well under the water." It is Commander Pringle's opinion that the shafts constituted one wheel, and that doubling was an illusion. He judges the shafts to have been about 25 feet broad, and the spaces about 100. Velocity about 84 miles an hour. Duration about 35 minutes.

This reference: The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 277, 1974, from The Book of the Damned, by Charles Fort, 1919.

Original reference: Pringle, J. Eliot, "Report of an Unusual Phenomenon Observed at Sea," Nature, 20:291, 1879.


UFOCAT URN 085606 The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort, p. 264, 1919.

UFOCAT URN 079217 Flying Saucers Have Landed by Desmond Leslie, p. 29, 1953

UFOCAT URN 010298 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee, p. 12, 1965

UFOCAT URN 179619 Challenge to Science by Jacques Vallee, p. 211-004, 1966

UFOCAT URN 077594 What We Really Know About Flying Saucers by Otto Binder, p. 153,


UFOCAT URN 088135 Flying Saucer Review, September 1967, p. 7

UFOCAT URN 010300 A Century of Landings (N=923) #0004, Jacques Vallee, 1969

UFOCAT URN 081393 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 111, 1970

UFOCAT URN 010297 Preliminary Catalog (N=500) #001, Jacques Vallee, no date of


UFOCAT URN 010299 Computerized Catalog (N=3073) #149 by Jacques Vallee, no date of


Southwestern Asia - Persian Gulf - is bounded by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran

Location - Text Latitude 26-26 N, Longitude 53-11 E (D-M)

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 26.43 N, Longitude 53.18 E (D.%)


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