Go Back Report # 1445



June 25, 1997: Iran

Night. It’s from a husband and wife who were at the Caspian Sea [Rostamrud1] when they saw a light-yellow colored light far out in the sea and moving very rapidly, apparently underwater. The light then turned and seemed to come directly at them, now obviously underwater and still very fast. The couple was scared and ran away stopping a "safe" distance [they hoped] about 100 meters from water's edge. As the object came on shore, it revealed itself as a now-dully-glowing object [like fog] shaped like a rectangular form, 4 feet or so in height and hovering 2 feet above the ground. As such it did not pursue the witnesses, but instead moved slowly away, paralleling the shoreline, and seems to have just gradually moved off until it could no longer be seen [witnesses' English is a bit "broken" and this point isn't clear]. All of this took place without the thing making any noise [if that is what "it moved without voice" means, anyway—an expression that I find quite charming]. John [Timmerman] got both a letter and a filled-out sighting form from the husband.

(Mike Swords)


Reference for the above text is:Website: NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena): The 1997 UFO Chronology:





Middle East – Iran, Mâzandarân

Rostamrud1 is a misspelling of Rostam Rûd. There are two places with this name, both close together and both facing the Caspian Sea.


Rostam Rûd   Latitude 36-35-22 N, Longitude 052-05-22 E (D-M-S) [populated place]

Rostam Rûd   Latitude 36-35-33 N, Longitude 052-06-13 E [populated place]

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


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