STRANGE UFO HOVERS
OVER SHIP IN S. PACIFIC
to the South Pacific Post, a
newspaper published at Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea, a strange object was
sighted from a government trawler on August 24, 1957, in the Ninigo Islands.
officer and four Europeans watched the UFO hover near their ship for 20
minutes. The Acting Director of Native Affairs, Mr. J. K. McCarthy, stated
that the patrol officer, Mr. E. S. Esdale, was on the government trawler Eros when he and the others saw the
reported that he was in the Ahu passage, in
the Ninigo Group, when a strange light appeared in the west. "It assumed
the appearance of a large yellow star. It hovered in one place for 20
minutes, but changed from yellow to red, then to green and finally to
remained still for 20 minutes, then moved violently in a small area. It eventually turned from
crimson to green and appeared to enter the sea."
This reference: Flying
Saucer Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 7 July/August 1958
The New Guinea Sightings
By Rev. N. Cruttwell
3. A Strange Light
over the Ningo Islands [Note: Correct spelling is Ninigo-CF-]
following appeared in the South Pacific
Post, the principal newspaper of the territory, published in Port
Moresby. The issue was dated 6th Nov. 1957.
patrol officer and four Europeans recently watched a strange unexplainable light hover near their ship
for 20 minutes, the Acting Director of Native Affairs, Mr. J. K. McCarthy,
that the Patrol Officer, Mr. E. S. Esdale, was on the government trawler Eros on August 24th in the Ninigo
Islands when he and the others saw this light.
Esdale reports that he was in the Ahu passage in the Ninigo group when a
strange light appeared in the west," Mr. McCarthy said.
the appearance of a large yellow star.
in the one place for twenty minutes, but changed from yellow to red, then to
green, and finally to crimson. It remained still for twenty minutes and then
moved violently in a small area.
"It turned from crimson
to green, then appeared to fall into the sea," Mr. McCarthy said.
report, coming from such a reliable source, is certain to be factual. The
appearance of falling into the sea may be due to the rapid disappearance of
the object over the horizon. The hovering and sudden movement precludes
either a star or a meteor. The most significant feature of this sighting is
the change of colour, an effect noticed again and again in the reports.
This is the last of the pre-1958 reports.
It will be seen that sightings in the territory are not new. There were
probably others not reported or which have not come to my ears. I did not take
the matter seriously until the latter part of 1958 when things began to
happen on my doorstep.
This reference: The A.P.R.O.
Bulletin, July 1961, pp. 5-7
With thanks to Larry Hatchs *U* UFO Computer Database,
South Pacific Post, Port Moresby,
Papua, New Guinea, November 06, 1957
UFOCAT PRN 97293
UFOCAT URN 097293 Newspaper clipping, November 6, 1957
UFOCAT URN NONE
Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, p. 7, July/August 1958
UFOCAT URN 089667 The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, July 1961,
UFOCAT URN 073298 Invisible Residents by Ivan T.
Sanderson, p. 39, © 1970
UFOCAT URN 057111 UFOs in Two Worlds: FSR Special
Edition, No. 4, © 1971
UFOCAT URN 169761 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002
Central Pacific Ocean Bismarck Archipelago
New Guinea and these islands are located
north of Australia.-CF-
Ninigo Island Group Latitude
1-16-00 S, Longitude 144-16-00 E (D-M-S)
Ahu Island Latitude
1-19-00 S, Longitude 144-10-00 E
Note: Ahu is inside the Ninigo group and should
not be confused with Aua which is shown on the map above and is outside the Ninigo
Aua Latitude 1-27 S,
Longitude 143-04-00 E (D-M)
Islands are located in the Western Islands region, situated 73 km northwest
of the Hermit Islands and 255 km northwest of Manus Island (the largest of
the Admiralty Islands); the PNG mainland is located 260 km to the south. The
Ninigo Islands themselves form a large open-atoll structure (image centre)
that is surrounded by several smaller atoll formations however, the entire
group is usually referred to as the Ninigo Islands. In total there are 7
atolls with around 50 small islets.
component is that of Ninigo, forming a 34 km long by 18 km wide atoll open on
its western side. The major island is Mal, located at the southern end of the
outer reef. Other islands on the reef include: Hepi, Lau, Pelipa, Ahu, Sawapil, Chauch, Menan, Longan,
Nahanu, Hepisasa, Chacheon, Maichuch, Potaminam, Amik, Puol, Pisa, Ngi, Onia,
Wahangahun, Sabucho, Pihun, Keholl, Kamochin, Sand and Nunu. Within the Ninigo lagoon are the islands of Pingilap, Talil,
Hottom, Bahanat and Amot.
UFO location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 1.35 S, Longitude
144.25 E (D.%)