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,
"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
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
"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
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 URN – 068310
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
43-42-00 N, Longitude 7-15-00 E
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 43.08 N,
Longitude 5.75 E (D.%) [URN 172264]