Go Back Report # 161
07-23-1958

07-23-1958  

       The United States is not the only country which has had problems with such elusive sea objects. The Auckland (New Zealand) Star on July 25, 1958, reported a similar incident involving the freighter Pakura, which was in the Cook Strait when an unidentified object was sighted. Officers of the Pakura who reported the object to authorities told the press that they had been given instructions not to divulge a description of the craft. However, Mr. D. Fife, who was the Pakura's second officer and the officer of the watch when the "submarine" was sighted, described the vessel as “huge” and "traveling at speed" on the surface. It had features which made it unlike any he had seen before, he said.                                                                                            

This reference: The Shadow of the Unknown by Coral E. Lorenzen, p.84, published 1970

Original: The Auckland (New Zealand) Star on July 25, 1958  

ALSO  

       The seas around Australia and New Zealand were the site of a "mystery sub," fleetingly seen during the second half of 1958 by ship and aircraft commanders. Officers of the coastal packet Pakura, off New Zealand, saw a fast moving "submarine" break surface 40 miles off the entrance to Cook's Strait on July 23. It quickly submerged and, despite efforts of the Royal Navy submarine Telemarchas to make contact, it vanished without a trace. In early October, it--or others like it--was seen five times within eight days by ships and planes off the Victoria coast. Specially equipped antisubmarine planes were unable to get a fix on the elusive vessel. Then, a month later, another mystery sub was detected and tracked off Sydney Harbor.                              

This reference: Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, “Mysteries of the Deep” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, p. 53.   

UFOCAT PRN – 76871 [DOS: 07-25-19581]

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Auckland (New Zealand) Star on July 25, 1958

UFOCAT URN – 76871 The Shadow of the Unknown by Coral E. Lorenzen, p.84, © 1970

                             Note 1: Date used in UFOCAT was the publication date of the newspaper.-CF-

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, “Mysteries of the Deep”

                                        by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, p. 53        

South-Central Pacific – New Zealand

Auckland          Latitude 36-52-00 S, 174-46-00 E (D-M-s)

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

Cook Straight   Latitude 41-15 S, 174-30 E (D-M)

Reference: http://library.thinkquest.org/6234/newpage2.htm           


 



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