Luminescence, Gulf of Siam
Second Officer C. J. Boyes and
Midshipman M. Hibbert of the British S.S. Telemachus,
Capt. J. K. Edmonds, Master, reported the following:
At 1906 G.M.T. May 30, 1962, in lat. 7° 22' N., long. 103° 18'
E., course 166° speed 16.5 knots, dim rays of light were observed. These rays
appeared to be traveling across or under the water and came from a 210°
direction and extended in a 120°-300° direction. They passed the ship at a
rate of 3 per second. At 1910 G.M.T. these rays changed from parallel lines
to curved lines which rotated around a center, which apparently was on the
horizon, in a clockwise direction. The center was bearing 210°. At 1913
G.M.T. the rays became confused and at 1916 G.M.T. another group of rays,
this time on the port bow, appeared. These rays were curved but rotated in a
counter-clockwise direction about a center which appeared to be bearing 120°.
At 1921 G.M.T. the lines became less well defined and slower in movement and
passed the ship at a rate of 2 per second. At 1926 G.M.T. the rays
disappeared altogether. The depth finder was turned on but showed the charted
depth with no variations.
Wind N by W force 1, no swell, rippled
sea, barometer 29.76 inches, temperatures: dry 84°F., wet 79°., sea 87° F.
This reference: Invisible Residents by Ivan T.
Sanderson, p. 99, © 1970
Original reference: Notice to
Mariners, U.S.H.O., No. 38 (N.S.), 22 September 1962.
UFOCAT PRN 81390 [DOS: 05-31-1962]
UFOCAT URN – NONE Notice to Mariners, U.S.H.O., No. 38
(N.S.), 22 September 1962
UFOCAT URN - 81390 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p.
98, © 1970
The Gulf of Siam is now the
Gulf of Thailand.
Gulf of Thailand - Latitude
10-00 N, Longitude 102-00 E (D-M)
This reference: Cambodia
Gazetteer, prepared in the Geographical Names Division, U.S. Army Topographic
Command, Washington, D.C., November 1970
UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude
7.37 N, Longitude 103.30 E (D.%)
Text Location Latitude 7-22 N, Longitude 103-18 (D-M)