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]
[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]
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