Go Back Report # 124
09-17-1955

09-17-1955

THE MYSTERY OF TITICUS RESERVOIR      

       As Frank and Eileen Bordes of the Bronx, New York City, fished a ruffled reservoir near Bush Pine, New York State, from a dinghy on the dark and breezy night of September 17 last, a loud splash and gurgling sound interrupted the rhythm of the lapping waves and attracted their attention.

       Eileen Bordes peered into the darkness towards the noise and suddenly saw an iridescent pink, mushroom-shaped object rise two feet above the water and then disappear beneath the surface. Describing it to her husband, who had been disentangling fishing lines in the bottom of the boat when it appeared, she said she knew of no fish of that size in the reservoir, nor of any behaving in that peculiar manner.

       Scared by the oddity, she asked to be rowed ashore, whence she and Frank Bordes peered into the blackness lit only by the twinkling stars above. About 100 yards distant they were able to distinguish a brightening light. Then two long parallel lights became visible below the first light they had spotted. They seemed to come from an elongated object some 15 ft. long that was partially submerged and around which there appeared to be a good deal of turbulence.

       Excited by the phenomenon, Frank Bordes persuaded a very apprehensive Eileen to climb back into the dinghy so that they could make a closer investigation. As they rowed along the shore, they had the impression that they were being watched and noticed that whenever they headed in the direction of the object, it would speed towards them. When they retreated, it would stop and gradually retreat, too.

       During the whole of this time the submarine turbulence continued. Eventually the object moved off down the lake at high speed until its lights faded in the distance.

       Commenting on the object, Frank Bordes said the odd thing about it was that it reversed its direction without having to turn round and that the only noise he and his wife heard was the sound of turbulence.

       A noticeable feature, he added, was the absence of a light beam. This obviated the possibility of it being another boat with a searchlight or flashlight on board. In any case, he said, it moved faster than any motorboat he had ever seen. Before seeing it, neither he nor Eileen had been interested in flying saucers, nor had they seen any. And they were not in the slightest bit interested in spirit phenomena.                                                                                                  

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 21, September/October, 1955, “The Mystery Of Titicus Reservoir” by Dr. Paul Gray.           

UFOCAT PRN – 151912

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 1, No. 5, p. 21, September/October, 1955

UFOCAT URN – 151912 APRO Bulletin, January 1956

UFOCAT URN – NONE    CSI (Civilian Saucer Intelligence) publication #20 (newsletter #8, 25

                                        July 1957, p. 21 (See Sanderson p. 65 for text-CF-)

UFOCAT URN – 085688 The Inexplicable Sky by Arthur Constance, pp. 226-227, 1957

UFOCAT URN – 087827 Piece for a Jig-Saw by Leonard G. Cramp, p. 251, ©1966

UFOCAT URN – 025847 Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallee, p. 252, © 1969

UFOCAT URN – 081386 Invisible Residents by Ivan Sanderson, p. 65, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 076770 Invisible Residents by Ivan Sanderson, p. 226, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 025848 Data-Net Report, March 1970, p. 5

UFOCAT URN – 025850 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #0923 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT URN – 164282 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002

North America – United States, New York, Westchester

Titicus Reservoir           Latitude 41-33 N, Longitude 73-65 W (D-M)

Reference: http://ocean1.ncd.noaa.gov/ciceof/regions/nynj/obs/river/NYNJdamtable.html

Bush Pine – Is not known online, nor by the folks at the North Salem Free Library (in the area) whom I called. However, there is a Pine Bush, NY, that is about an hour and a half drive from the reservoir. The website of the library does contain a couple of nice maps of the area.-CF-
Reference: http://www.wls.lib.ny.us/libs/north_salem/directions.html           

Pine Bush, NY               Latitude 41-36 N, Longitude 74-18 W

Reference:http://www.astro.com/cgi-bin/atlw3/aq.cgi?country_list=&expr=Pine+Bush&lang=e

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 41-30 N, Longitude 73.87 W (D.%)  


 



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