Go Back Report # 173


Underwater UFO in 1929     

       I thought you might like to hear a story my father told me recently (and having been in the military was even afraid to tell me) about a sponge diver in his home town of Tarpon Springs, Florida. It seems that an old Greek sponge diver back in 1929 was underwater doing his sponging in his old-type sponge diver’s suit and helmet, and as he looked up from what he was doing, he saw a saucer-shaped silver disk fly by him under water with lights on it, and then it flew by him again, this time in the other direction as if to watch what he was doing. The man thought it must be something the Americans must have made or maybe there is another ship in the area. When he came out of the water, he told the other spongers what he saw under water. No one believed his story. They told him no such thing could be true, and there were no other boats in the area. For years he stuck to his story and told everyone who would listen to him.

       -Patricia Themaras                                                                                                           

This reference: MUFON UFO Journal, #416, December 2002, p. 15, © 2002  


UFOCAT URN – NONE    MUFON UFO Journal, #416, December 2002, p. 15, © 2002  

North America – United States, Florida

Tarpon Springs – Latitude 28-08-45 N, Longitude 82-45-25 W (D-M-S)

Reference: The National Gazetteer of the United States of America, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990   


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