. . . Among the most prominent UFO witnesses is also the well-known Norwegian ethnologist and archaeologist Thor Heyerdahl, who, in June 1970, during his Ra II expedition, had a UFO sighting together with his crew. The Ra was an exact replica of an ancient Egyptian papyrus ship, with which Heyerdahl wanted to prove through practical demonstration, that at least theoretically, the ancient Egyptians were in a position to sail to America. This hypothesis, he was convinced, would not only explain the existence of pyramids, but also that of huge Negroid stone heads and statuettes in the Egyptian style in Central America. The Ra II was already 45 days under way, with 12 days to go to arrive at its destination at the Caribbean island of Barbados, when his radio operator Norman Baker at first spotted a flat circular bright object. Heyerdahl and the Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genoves saw it next. That was about 12:30 a.m. on June 30, 1970. In his book Expedition Ra, Heyerdahl describes the UFO as "a round, pale disc, a ghostly, aluminium-colored, gigantic moon which stood in the Northwest and appeared to come towards us. After about 10 minutes, it had covered about 30 degrees of the sky." The next morning, the crew of Ra II learned from a radio station on Barbados that at the same time, the disc had been observed by hundreds of people on the island, who saw it in the Northeast. Heyerdahl connected this phenomenon with two other sightings of flickering orange-colored lights, which his crew had seen on two successive nights, further out in the ocean. "In any case," he writes, "the feeling overcame me, that the universe had come to us."
Reference for the above text is: UFOs: The Secret History by Michael Hesemann, pp. 204-205, © 1998.
Original reference: The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl, © 1989
UFOCAT PRN – 90405
Caribbean Sea – Barbados, independent political entity
Barbados Latitude 13-10-00 N, Longitude 059-33-00 W (D-M-S) [island]
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