Go Back Report # 1658

04-23-1968

OCEAN SIGHTINGS

   In April and June, 1968, there were two sightings at sea.  
   Witnesses in the first case were W. Eugene Neill, attorney, private pilot and former World War II aircraft spotter, and his wife and two children. About 9:30 p.m., April 23, the Neills were sailing some 20 miles out of Cat Cay, Bahama Islands, when Mrs. Neill spotted a "funny looking" starlike object descending less than a mile from the sailboat. It leveled off at an estimated 2,000 feet, then turned broadside to the witnesses, giving them a clear view.  
   "The vehicle was cigar-shaped," Neill stated in his report to NICAP, “of the same approximate configuration as the fuselage of a conventional airliner. . . . .There were no wings, rudder or stabilizer."    
 
  Rectangular lights or "windows" lined the object and each "flashed a bright, almost white light. . . in random order." After hovering momentarily, the UFO moved toward the east-northeast.      
   "At this time," Neill continued, "we observed dim rays of 'light' extending from the vehicle outward from the top and forward sections. . .”       The object continued east-northeast and disappeared.     

Reference for the above text is:
UFO Investigator (NICAP), Vol. IV, No. 7, July-August 1968, p. 7.  

UFOCAT PRN – 48056          
UFOCAT URN – 48056
NICAP investigation files           
UFOCAT URN – 69689 UFO Investigator (NICAP), Vol. IV, No. 7, July-August 1968, p. 7           

Middle America - The Bahamas           
Cat Cay   Latitude 25-25-00 N, Longitude 077-49-00 W (D-M-S) [island]       
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/    




 


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