Go Back Report # 270

09-12-1963  

       Just a few months prior to the Hattie D's ordeal, nineteen men aboard Texas Tower II, off Cape Cod, reported an unusual experience which appeared to be the nautical equivalent of a flying saucer sighting. On the night of September 12, 1963, tower personnel informed the Coast Guard by radio that they had spotted an object three miles from their location. They asked for an investigation and a Coast Guard boat was dispatched. However, the object had sunk before the boat reached the area where the object was seen. A subsequent search by airplane was unsuccessful.  
       The men on the tower, including foreman Patrick Loreno, who was in charge of the crew dismantling the tower, said the object, whatever it was, had had a controlled light and that smoke or steam had appeared on its surface. The Texas Towers were a series of towers rising out of the ocean forming a part of our own early warning radar defense network. A check of weather records indicated that visibility had been excellent on that night and all nineteen men on the tower had watched the object for twenty minutes. There was no record of a submarine or other ship in that area at that time.    

This reference: UFOs over the Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 53, © 1968     

UFOCAT PRN – 56821          
UFOCAT URN – 056821 UFOs over the Americas by Jim and Coral Lorenzen, p. 53, © 1968

UFOCAT PRN152925        
UFOCAT URN – 152925 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0978, © 1980

North America – United States, Massachusetts, Barnstable    
Cape Cod         Latitude 41-54-00 N, Longitude 70-18-00 W (D-M-S) [Bay]     
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       




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