Go Back Report # 212


Date not known (but probably after Japanese surrender; Okinawa to Samar, Philippine Islands

2400-0400 watch. LTGJ
[sic - LTJG] John Kopke, OD; Frederick M. Seehell, Quartermaster of the LSM 220 reported two green lights that appeared off port about 8-10 degrees up bearing 333 degrees relative to course. Grew larger as it approached, passed 35-40 degrees to port, and disappeared at same elevation. Circulat [sic – Circular] shape with haze behind 2X diameter of objects.  

(Letter 4 April 1952, to USAF in response to LIFE magazine article of April 1952)      

Reference for the above text is: Website: NICAP: UFO Sighting Chronology 1939-1945, See:       
Thanks to Francis Ridge at NICAP for emailing me about this case on May 23, 2013. 


Pacific Ocean, between
Okinawa, Japan and Samar Philippine Islands 

Japan – Okinawa          
Okinawa   Latitude 26-42-00 N, Longitude 128-11-00 E (D-M-S) [island]       

Philippines – Samar     
Samar      Latitude 12-00-00 N, Longitude 125-00-00 E (D-M-S) [island]       
Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/

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