Go Back Report # 159
06-12-1958

06-12-1958  

Sindbad the Sailor, Report No. 2 (Extract)  

       The account is taken from Lumières dans la Nuit (Contact Lecteurs), Series 3, No. 5 of January 1971.

       A lady correspondent of Lumières dans la Nuit recently found out about these happenings when she had the opportunity to spend some time at the Mediterranean French fishing-port of Le Brusc, in the dept. of Var (southeastern France, between Marseilles1 and Nice). She was able to interview some of the men involved, having won their confidence, but only on condition that their names [not be] revealed.   

       The informant, also a fisherman, stated: 

       "Three of us, myself and two companions, had gone out to sea to drop our nets. It was 12 years ago, June 12, 1958. It was a very clear night, with a starry sky and the sea was calm. We saw a big shining dot of light in the sky, orange-coloured, with a touch of red to it. It grew bigger, and then it began to descend very fast towards the sea, and soon it was a great big globe which was lying on the surface of the water. (Fig. 2.)

       "Just lightly touching the waves it remained there stationary for several minutes, but we had the impression that it was revolving, like a wheel turning round and round on the same place.  


Figure 2         

It caused a strong air displacement, for we could see the water being whipped up all around it. After that, the ball came rolling towards us, just gently brushing the water. We weren't a bit happy at the sight of this 'globular wheel' bearing down on our boat. Terrified, one of our party shouted 'It's going over us!'

       "The fantastic wheel didn't in fact go over us, but it passed very close by, making such big waves that we nearly capsized. When it was close to us, we now felt very powerful heat from the thing and a strong blast of air. As it went by, we heard a faint humming from it, like the hum of a swarm of cockchafers. Comparing it with our boat, its diameter seemed to have possibly been about 4 metres. Stupefied, we just watched it vanish at great speed. It moved along by leaps, now half disappearing among the waves, now skimming along on top of them. Then it did a right-hand turn and disappeared on the horizon.

       "It did not give out any flash or beam of light; it was simply a revolving ball or wheel, with no change of colour.

       "We lost no time in getting back to land, returning sooner than we had meant to. One of my mates said: ‘Perhaps it's a flying saucer that has dropped down from the sky.'

       "We didn't dare to tell anybody what we had seen. They would simply have laughed at us. It was some time before we took our nets out again, so afraid were we of seeing that fantastic ball again, but we never did see it again. We have no idea what it could have been."                     

This reference: Flying Saucer Review Case Histories, Supplement # 14, April 1973, pp. 13-15.

Original reference: Lumières dans la Nuit, January 1971.        

Note 1: Marseilles is a variant of Marseille.    

UFOCAT PRN - 68310

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Lumières dans la Nuit (Contact Lecteurs), Series 3, No. 5 of January 1971

UFOCAT URN068310 Flying Saucer Review Case Histories (v.1 to v.18 complete) April 1973,

                                        p. 13, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 172264 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002    

Europe – France. Body of water is the Mediterranean Sea

Marseille          Latitude 43-17-60 N, Longitude 5-24-00 E (D-M-S)

Le Brusc           Latitude 43-04-00 N, Longitude 5-47-60 E

Nice                  Latitude 43-42-00 N, Longitude 7-15-00 E

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.08 N, Longitude 5.75 E (D.%) [URN 172264]     


 



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