Lorimer A. Grant in a letter
describes an experience he had as a U.S. Naval officer in late summer 1963.
He was on the USS Sarsfield sailing
from Puerto Rico to Key West. Sailing at 24 knots, the sonar picked up a large object at 300 to 400
feet underwater. It seemed to be about 200 feet long and 40 feet wide.
The ship circled the object. Checks were made by radio and they were informed
that no known submarines were in the area. The object was radioed to surface
and identify itself. When it did not, the ship circled and dropped concussion
grenades on it. The object did not change its speed or course.
The ship then let down a large
grappling hook on 500 fathoms of heavy line. The ship sailed back and forth
so that the hook was drawn through the space that the sonar showed was filled
with the object, yet no contact was ever made. After spending the afternoon
fruitlessly trying to grapple an object that seemed so near them, the captain
gave up. Grant reports that he heard other stories of such mysterious
objects under the sea from fellow sailors.
This reference: INFO Journal, Vol. 3, #1, Whole #9, autumn
1972, p. 38
reference: Argosy, July 1970.
Credit: Mark Hall
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
UFOCAT URN – NONE Argosy, July 1970
UFOCAT URN – NONE INFO Journal, Vol. 3, #1, Whole #9, autumn
1972, p. 38
Central America – North Atlantic Ocean
Puerto Rico Latitude 18-15-05 N, Longitude 66-30-05
W (D-M-S) [Island]
Key West Latitude 24-33-17 N, Longitude 81-47-29 W [Island]
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