Go Back Report # 175




By Bob Gribble


The following reports [only one given here –CF-] were received at the National UFO Reporting Center. Each incident is published exactly as it was described by the witnesses.


July 5, 1979 - Gulf of Alaska— 
"We were halibut fishing in the gulf south of Seward, Alaska about 2:45 a.m. when a super bright object came down thru the clouds and became stationary close to the water. At the same time a target appeared on our radar at about two miles distant — a really strong target. All of a sudden the radar heading was knocked off of its setting and one of the crew had to reset it. That just never happens. It was a bright glowing object with a bowl-like shape. It faded out and simultaneously disappeared from the radar screen, then reappeared visually and on radar. The radar heading was knocked off when the object approached the boat. The object was only a couple feet off the water. The incident lasted for about five minutes and the radar was picking up a strong signal."            

Reference for the above text is: MUFON UFO Journal, #186, August 1983, p. 12, “Pilot Sightings and Radar Trackings: Part II” by Bob Gribble.           

UFOCAT PRN – 167662        
UFOCAT URN – NONE   The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 3-4, date unknown, “Pilot Sightings and Radar Trackings: Conclusion” by Bob Gribble

UFOCAT URN – NONE   MUFON UFO Journal, #186, August 1983, p. 12, “Pilot Sightings and Radar Trackings: Part II” by Bob Gribble     
UFOCAT URN – 167662 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 13728, © 2002        

North America – United States, Alaska. Body of water is the Gulf of Alaska.    
Gulf of Alaska  Latitude 59-04-16 N, Longitude 144-57-58 W (D-M-S) 
Seward           Latitude 60-06-15 N, Longitude 149-26-32 W     




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