06-11-1881*** King George V of England ***
In the Cruise
of the Bacchante, a work compiled from the journals of the late King
George V of England ( then Duke of York ) and his brother Prince Albert
Victor, is reported the sighting of a phantom ship. The brothers served as
midshipmen on H.M.S. Bacchante’s round the world voyage between 1879
At 4 A.M. on July 11, 1881 [Note: Date error – Should be June, not July-CF],
while the vessel was sailing to Sydney from Melbourne, Australia, the late King’s diary says an
eerie red light was noticed. His account follows:
In the midst of the red light, the masts, spars and
sails of a brig two hundred yards distant stood out in strong relief as she
came up on the port bow. The lookout in the forecastle reported her as
close to the bow, while also the officer of the watch from the bridge clearly
saw her. So did the quarterdeck midshipman, who was sent forward at once to
the forecastle; but on arriving, there was no vestige or sign of any
material ship. The night was clear and the sea calm.
Thirteen persons altogether saw
her. Two other ships of the squadron, the Tourmaline
and the Cleopatra, who were sailing
off our starboard bow, asked whether we had seen the strange red light.3
This reference: Invisible Horizons by Vincent Gaddis, p. 212, © 1965
Author’s note 3, above, is: R. DeWitt Miller's Forgotten
Mysteries; Sylvan Muldoon’s Psychic Experiences of Famous People
(Aries Press; Chicago, 1947).
UFOCAT PRN – 10321
UFOCAT URN – NONE
The Complete Books of Charles Fort, p. 637, published 1974.
Note: The original book written by
Charles Fort in which this article
appeared was “Lo !”
published in 1931.
UFOCAT URN – 010321 Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques
Vallee, p. 12, © 1965
UFOCAT URN – NONE
Invisible Horizons by Vincent Gaddis, p. 212, © 1965 (Above)
UFOCAT URN – 010324 A Century of Landings (N=923) by J.
Vallee, # 007, © 1969
UFOCAT URN – 010323 Data-Net Report, May 1970
UFOCAT URN – 071099 Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact With
UFOs by Ralph Blum, p. 44, © 1974
UFOCAT URN – 010322 Computerized Catalog (N=3076), #0155
by Jacques Vallee, no © date.
UFOCAT URN – 169607 *U* UFO Database by Larry Hatch,
#00132, © 2002
33-51 S, Longitude 151-15 E (D-M) [Harbour]
37-50 S, Longitude 145-00 E
Australia Gazetteer, Prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the
Interior, Washington, D.C., June 1957
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 39.50 S, Longitude 144.00