Another WW II report to NICAP came from a former Navy lieutenant serving on the U.S.S. Bradford in August 1945. Since he is now a well-known attorney in Atlanta, he asks that his name be withheld. (We hope he will soon release his name, with other such witnesses.)
On the night of the sighting, the lieutenant was acting as Officer-of-the-Deck. The ship was about 600 miles ESE of Kyushu, Japan, when he and another Navy witness saw a glowing reddish-white object moving horizontally at extremely high speed. Having studied astronomy at Princeton, and having watched the skies of the Pacific for three years, he knew this was no known celestial object.
The UFO, still reddish-white in color, crossed the ship's bow. Then it turned right and climbed vertically, changing to bluish-white before it disappeared. The ship's range-finder [RADAR] indicated that the unknown object was traveling far in excess of 3,000 m.p.h. while it was under observation.
Although the incident was logged, the officer did not make a special report because "I was convinced it had nothing to do with the war." In his report to NICAP, he plainly indicated his opinion that the object was extraterrestrial. Its original course had been southerly from the direction of Japan, and he suggested that it might have been "checking on the Hiroshima A-bomb explosion."
Reference for the above text is: NICAP’s The UFO Investigator, Vol. IV, No. 5, March 1968, p. 7.
UFOCAT PRN – 69661
UFOCAT URN – 79746 Mysteries of the Skies by Gordon I. R. Lore, p. 132, © 1968
UFOCAT URN – 69661 NICAP’s The UFO Investigator, Vol. IV, No. 5, March 1968, p. 7
Kyushu, Japan Latitude 33-00-00 N, Longitude 131-00-00 W (D-M-S) [island]
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