Almost 80 miles to the
east is the fishing harbor and resort of Łeba,
located on the open sea with several coastal lakes nearby. On a Sunday, September 24, 1961, Czaslaw Kawecki, a 28 year old
textile technician, was enjoying the last evening hours of his summer
vacation. In the morning, he would take the train home to Łodz.
Kawecki wanted to have a final, leisurely look at
the sea, so he decided on a night stroll back to his hotel. He removed his
shoes and socks and, holding them with one hand, walked slowly through the
sand dunes that separated the sea from Lake Łebsko.
Occasionally he lingered on the shore to gaze at the shimmering
waters lighted by a full moon. He glanced at his watch, saw that it was
11:35, and turned to walk toward Łeba. Then,
suddenly, he was almost startled out of his wits. Later, he told Szachnowski:
"A sudden noise of rushing
waters made me turn toward the sea again. And right in front of me, about
1000 feet from the shore, the
surface was rising in one spot. It looked like a round hill--pushed up from
beneath. Then, splashes of water gushed from the top and, like fountain jets,
fell around the 'hole' in the waves. From this opening in the water emerged
an object which at first I thought to be an elongated triangle.... "
admitted mixed feelings of excitement and uneasiness at this point, but he
resolved to hold his ground and watch further developments.
"The object rose a few
yards," Kawecki continued, "and hovered above this same
spot, but there was now a whirlpool of water rushing inward with a loud
sucking and gurgling noise. The object itself was black and silent.
"Suddenly there appeared a belt
of steady white light (1) [see Figure 1] segmented by a number of convex dark
streaks. This light made glowing reflections (2) on the lower rim of the
object. It also lighted considerably the upper rim (3) and all the rest. Now
it became apparent that 'the thing' had the shape of a huge inverted funnel
with two rims, separated by a belt of segmented light. About halfway up the
upper part was a thin strip (4) of something whiter than the rest on a rather
dark body. The slits end of this 'funnel' had a rounded top from which
protruded a stump (5), thinning upward and bent in the middle on one side.
"The stillness of the object
lasted about a minute, then there appeared the glow
of a second light under the object. (6) It was also a white one, but much
stronger and sharper than that emitted by the segmented belt. Almost
immediately the 'funnel' tilted slowly northwards--revealing the bottom.
After remaining in this position for about half a minute without changing, it
glided about 50 yards eastward, stopped, but soon glided back and stopped
again. All this time the bottom of the object was visible to me."
sharp notice of the unusual underside of the hovering body. He described its
perimeter as dark and circular, like the wide rim of a funnel (7). [Figure 2]
Toward the center of the underside was a wide ring of strong white light with
many hook-shaped streaks upon it (8). Next was a dark ring with three evenly
spaced triangular spikes (9). They extended over more than half the width of
the lighted, streaked ring. Finally, in the very center was a disc that
appeared to be made of highly polished silver or crystal (10). It reflected
the light brilliantly.
certain there was some rotation involved with the underside. He could not be
sure whether the spikes were moving or the dark streaks turned under them,
but one or the other rotated.
"Next, the light became bluish
and more intense. Then the object moved toward the north and upward at about
a 45 degree angle, at a speed not any faster than a jet airplane. It became a
diminishing spot of light until it finally disappeared. There was no sound at
all, and my entire observation lasted not more than four or five minutes.
"I estimated the width of the
object at about 16 feet and its length, without the antenna, at about 20
"When the object disappeared, I
realized that a young couple was standing a few paces from me, gasping in
amazement. They, too, were returning to their hotel. As I talked with them,
two men in their 50s came up to us from opposite directions. They were local
people--probably fishermen--and rather shaken by the sighting. They went
to inform the coast guard."
This reference: Official
UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, “Mysteries of the Deep” by Lucius
Farish and Dale Titler, pp. 41 & 52, © 1977 by
Countrywide Publications Inc.
Pamphlet published by Mr. and Mrs. H. Hinfelaar
(Date unknown), as stated in Harmonic
33 by Captain Bruce Cathie, p. 153.
UFOCAT PRN – 087689 [DOS
UFOCAT URN – 87689 Piece for a Jig-Saw by Leonard Cramp,
p. 129, © 1966
UFOCAT URN – 34757 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1474
by L. Schoenherr, no © date
UFOCAT PRN – 152658 [DOS
UFOCAT URN – 152658 Harmonic 33 by Bruce Cathie, p.
153-155, © 1968
UFOCAT URN – NONE
Official UFO Magazine, May 1977, Vol. 2, No. 3, “Mysteries of the
Deep” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler, pp. 41 & 52, © 1977
UFOCAT URN – 174783 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry
Hatch, # XXXXXX, © 2002
Europe – Poland. Body of water is the Baltic Sea
Łeba Latitude 54-45 N, Longitude
17-33 E (D-M)
Łodz Latitude 51-45 N, Longitude
Łebsko Latitude 54-43 N,
Longitude 17-25 E (Jezioro Łeba)
Reference: Gazetteer of Poland, Vol. 1 (A-L), published
by the Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C., August 1988.
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 54.75 N, Longitude 17.53
E (D.%) [Based on “Łeba”]
Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 54.73 N, Longitude 17.40 E (D.%)
[Based on “Łebsko Bay”]