Unidentified submarine objects have
been reported on a number of occasions in FSR, notably from Scottish and New
Zealand waters. Here is a report sent recently to FSR by John A. Keel which
adds to the score--
Franzen of Stockholm, Sweden, has forwarded the
following reports from the newspapers Dagens
Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Afionbladet, Expressen.
"Four crewmen are
missing after an explosion aboard the Swedish tanker Seven Skies, 210
kilometres north-east of Singapore in the South China Seas early on Monday
morning (October 6, 1969). Thirty-two survivors were rescued by a Japanese
"Director Sven Hampus Salén told the Expressen: 'We don t know what caused the explosion
but several theories are being considered.'
"Seven Skies was a
97,000 ton vessel and was built in Kockums in 1966.
It was on its way from Japan to Indonesia without cargo."
UNKNOWN SUBMARINE THEORY
"In a report dated October 10,
1969, it was suggested that a submarine may have sunk the Swedish tanker Seven
Skies. During the preliminary investigation in Singapore, Commander Otto
Ferdinand Henning said that the ship behaved strangely just before the
explosion. The tanker
rose upwards and then rolled over as if it had struck a reef or collided with
some huge underwater object.
"The explanation was given
that the Seven Skies collided with an unknown submarine running at
periscope depth. Commander Henning had no memory of any explosion, he said,
but other crew members stated that the ship was shaken by a series of violent
explosions before it sank. The accident took four lives; 3 Swedes and 1
This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 1970,
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
UFOCAT URN – NONE Flying
Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 1970, pp. 32-33
Singapore (Strait) Latitude
1-09 N, Longitude 103-45 E (D-M)
Reference: Gazetteer of
Indonesia, Vol. 2 (N-Z), Published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Washington,
D.C., September 1982