Go Back Report # 1286



Translated clipping from Athens newspaper Nea Efimeris, March 7, 1893


“Fiery sphere on steamboat – strange phenomenon” We relate an extraordinary and most strange incident, especially interesting to everyone. It happened in the sea, not far from the coast of Peloponnese. On March 3, the English steamboat Brene (English word in the original) was coasting 30 miles west of Maléas Cape. The sea was rough on that day. The waves were flooding the deck. Every hand that was on deck at 9:30 a.m. suddenly saw a fiery sphere coming out of the sea and falling on the deck with a bang. They observed the phenomenon with great terror. A most powerful tremor shook the ship for 20 seconds. Everyone who did not saw [sic-see] the sphere but felt the tremor was asking what happened. Falling on the waters upon the deck, the fiery sphere was put out and, being shuttered from the power of its impact, was taken by the waves. This sort of phenomenon is inexplicable.



Translated clipping from Athens newspaper Kairoi, March 8, 1893 (same incident)


According to information published in Asty newspaper, the commander of the English steamboat Vrenyer (Greek spelling - original spelling unspecified) testified to the port authorities of Malta that, when his ship was 30 miles away from Maléas Cape [Southern Peloponnese], he show [sic-saw] a fiery sphere of significant size, resembling a cannonball, blasting off from the bottom of the sea. The sphere hit the ship’s prow and then fell on the deck where, coming in contact with water being there because of the rough sea, was shattered and put out. The steamboat was not damaged but was shaking for 20 seconds. According to the commander, the phenomenon originated from an undersea volcano explosion and is related with the Zákynthos Island earthquake.


Reference for the above text is: Shown above each of the preceding paragraphs.


Received from: Chris Aubeck (Magonia Exchange), E-mail dated May 24, 2011.


Note: A volcanic fireball coming out of the sea seems a bit incredulous to me as the water would be cooling it as it rose to the surface. The miniscule amount of water on deck would not mean a great deal to the fireball being extinguished. However, a glowing UFO being pushed by a wave onto the deck might have given the occupant of the UFO a reason to turn off the glowing field to prevent damage to the ship. Just a possibility –CF-




Europe – Greece. Body of water is the Mediterranean Sea.

Peloponnese   Latitude 37-30-00 N, Longitude 022-20-00 E (D-M-S) [region]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


Europe – Greece, Lakonia. Body of water is the Mediterranean Sea.

Maléas           Latitude 36-26-00 N, Longitude 023-12-00 E [Cape]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


Europe – Greece, Zákynthos

Zákynthos      Latitude 37-47-00 N, Longitude 020-47-00 E [island]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/


Europe - Republic of Malta

Malta          Latitude 35-55-00 N, Longitude 014-26-00 E [island]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/



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