Go Back Report # 1620
06-24-1960  

   June 24; Atlantic Ocean—Two UFO sightings between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.(EST) were reported to the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office by ships at sea. The first report, about 7:20 p.m., came from the Finnish M.V. Korsholma in longitude 50° 35' W, off Cape Hatteras, N. C. The “clearly visible” UFO was surrounded by a sharp halo, and at intervals directed a sharp ray of light straight downward. The UFO maintained a steady altitude of 60° and moved from SW to due south, visible about 5 minutes.   

   The second report, about 7:30 p.m. was made by the Master of the American S.S. Santa Sofia, in long. 63° 24’ W, near the Virgin Isles in the West Indies. The UFO was described as “a fast moving bright object… similar to a star…surrounded by bright white smoke and glare.” Visible for two minutes, the UFO appeared stationary at first, bearing 340° (NNW) at an altitude of 75°, then curved eastward at high speed. The line of sight in both cases passes near Florida; however, no major U.S. space launchings were made on that date according to Space Agency listings.            

Reference for the above text is: NICAP’s The UFO Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 10, July-August 1960, p. 5.       

UFOCAT PRN – 108838 [First Report]          
UFOCAT URN – 108838 NICAP’s The UFO Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 10, July-August 1960, p. 5 
UFOCAT URN – 033198
Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1346 by L. Schoenherr, no © date          

UFOCAT PRN – 108839 [Second Report]     
UFOCAT URN – 108839 NICAP’s The UFO Investigator, Vol. 1, No. 10, July-August 1960, p. 5 
UFOCAT URN – 100122
Flying Saucer Magazine (Palmer), June 1970, p. 7      
UFOCAT URN – 033201 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1347 by L. Schoenherr, no © date         

[First Report] North America – United States, North Carolina  
Cape Hatteras   Latitude 35-13-29 N, Longitude 075-31-49 W (D-M-S) [cape]           
Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:1:1765846258792399         

[Second Report] Central America – West Indies         
Two sets of coordinates          
Virgin Isles   Latitude 18-20-00 N, Longitude 064-45-00 W (D-M-S) [islands]
Virgin Isles   Latitude 18-00-00 N, Longitude 064-40-00 W (D-M-S) [islands]
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    





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