Go Back Report # 237


Object Sinks Yacht

The yacht, Hattie D, a converted Navy search and rescue craft, was struck and sunk on Wednesday, 5 February 1964 by an unknown object about 25 miles off the rugged coast of Cape Mendocino, California. A Coast Guard helicopter, dipping between 30-foot-high waves, pulled a German shepherd puppy, nine crewmen, the captain and his wife from the pitching deck of the yacht.

The Hattie D set out from Seattle on January 24, then after various stops, left Neah Bay, Washington on February 2 for California.

All eleven survivors insisted the yacht struck or was rammed by a "metal object.'' "I don't care how deep it was," said crewman Carl Jensen. "What holed us was steel and a long piece. There was no give to it all (sic at) all." Jensen was referring to the 7,800 foot depth at the point where the sinking occurred.

We include this incident because it correlates with official and unofficial sightings of UFO in the ocean in recent years.

This reference: The APRO Bulletin, May 1964, p. 2


UFOCAT URN NONE The APRO Bulletin, May 1964, p. 2

UFOCAT URN 056820 UFOs over the Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 53, 1968

UFOCAT URN 076872 Shadow of the Unknown by Coral Lorenzen, p. 84, 1970
UFOCAT URN 076754 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 52, 1970

UFOCAT URN 081372 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 52, 1970

UFOCAT URN 141786 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0168, 1980

UFOCAT URN 037179 Project Grudge/Blue Book Special Reports 1-12

North America United States, California & Washington

Cape Mendocino, California Latitude 40-26N, Longitude 124-25 W (D-M)

Seattle, Washington Latitude 47-36N, Longitude 122-20 W
Neah Bay, Washington Latitude 48-22 N, Longitude 124-37 W
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.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 40.43 N, Longitude 124.40 W (D.%)


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