Go Back Report # 299
02-03-1965

02-03-1965

UFOs and the Scottish Seas by W. S. Robertson
(extract)

After this, there was a long pause until March 9, 1963, when yet another "flare" off the coast of Aberdeen sparked off more fruitless searching. From then until quite recently, things have been quiet. I confess, however, that my records have not been kept up meticulously, but I now wonder if a new sea-sighting wave is beginning, when we read of the first case of 1965 in the Daily Mail of February 5. Once again the island of Barra was the scene.

The trawler Star of Freedom (70 tons) from Fleetwood, Lancashire, struck an unidentified object in the early hours of the morning of February 3. She was steaming at the time at nine knots in 80 fathoms, 15 miles E.S.E. of Barra. The crash lifted her bows from the water. A distress call was sent out, and the crew manned the pumps. Eventually the badly holed trawler was beached in Castlebay harbour.

Skipper George Wood is convinced that he hit a surfacing submarine, but both British and American naval authorities denied that any of their submarines was responsible and refused to comment on the possibility that a foreign vessel had been involved.

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 36-iii, May/June 1965
Original: Daily Mail of February 5, 1965

UFOCAT PRN 81373

UFOCAT URN 081373 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 53, 1970

UFOCAT PRN 74075

UFOCAT URN NONE Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 36-iii, May/June 1965

UFOCAT URN 076755 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 53, 1970
UFOCAT URN 074075 Flying Saucer Review, September 1971, p. 30

UFOCAT URN 155672 UFO Scotland by Ron Halliday, p. 97, 1998

Europe - United Kingdom, Scotland, Western Island. Body of water is the Sea of the Hebrides

Fleetwood, Lancashire Latitude 53-55 N, Longitude 3-00 W (D-M)

Barra (Island), Scotland Latitude 56-58 N, Longitude 7-29 W
Castlebay harbour Latitude 56-57 N, Longitude 7-30 W
This reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950.

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 57.17 N, Longitude 7.83 W (D.%)


 



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