Go Back Report # 1378



     January 30, 1989, before dawn. Montauk Harbor, Long Island, New York. A 30-foot fishing boat had just rounded Shagwong Point after leaving the harbor en route to cod fishing grounds. For about ten minutes the captain watched a strange light on the water just north of the Montauk Lighthouse, a light that seemed to come from an even stranger shape in the sky. It was a bright beam of light that looked like it was searching for something. The captain changed course slightly, heading toward the light. He thought it was a helicopter. But when he got close enough to hear the sound, his radar quit working. There was no sound. The captain became apprehensive and turned off the running lights and the engine. To him and his two crewmen, the light appeared to be square shaped in the distance, less than a mile away. They still couldn’t hear any sound. Then the light began moving toward the boat, bobbing around and moving from side to side as it did. "I really thought it was going to stop right over us," the captain said, adding that the object was a "different kind of light" and was triangular or diamond-shaped when seen at closer range. It appeared to be about 150 feet long. The only noise was a slight humming sound. "It turned belly up and then cruised west, then south, climbing higher until it disappeared," the captain said. The radar started working as mysteriously as it had stopped, and the boat continued on to the fishing grounds.


Reference for the above text is: Website: The Unreal World of UFOs by Bob Pratt:  http://www.mufon.com/bob_pratt/triangles.html


UFOCAT PRN – 117495        
UFOCAT URN – 112735 Newspaper clipping, Computer Catalog  of  UFO Reports 1988-94 by Paul      Ferrughelli, © 1992           
UFOCAT URN – 117495 Contact of the 5th Kind by Philip Imbrogno, p. 031, © 1997  
UFOCAT URN – 168414 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002      
UFOCAT URN – 119350 The UFO Report 1991 by Timothy Good, #215, no © date     

North America – United States, New York, Long Island, Suffolk

Montauk Harbor        Latitude 41-04-17 N, Longitude 071-56-14 W (D-M-S) [bay]

Shagwong Point        Latitude 41-05-08 N, Longitude 071-54-10 W [cape]

Montauk Point           Latitude 41-04-19 N, Longitude 071-51-26 W [cape]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399


Montauk Lighthouse  Latitude 41-04-15.6 N, Longitude 071-51-25.5 W

Reference: http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=391


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