Go Back Report # 201
06-11-1881*** King George V of England ***

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 and 1882.       
       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


Sydney             Latitude 33-51 S, Longitude 151-15 E (D-M) [Harbour]

Melbourne        Latitude 37-50 S, Longitude 145-00 E

Reference: 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 E (D.%) 


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