Go Back Report # 399


       Our next mystery object was sighted near the eastern end of Catalina Island in early October 1968.George Hiner, a commercial fisherman of Newport Harbor, who had been after swordfish, had returned with 20 of them aboard his boat and told the Daily Pilot of a strange object he had spotted while fishing. He had been using his binoculars and watching for swordfish when he spotted a white, dome-shaped object. It rose about 10 feet above the water, sank back in for a few moments, then came up again. Under this domelike apparatus there was what looked like a billowing parachute. Hiner noted that there was no splash as the object again; sank under surface of the water; it was as if it had been gently placed there. The description of the object did not compare with the physical characteristics of any known sea life.                                               

This Reference: The Shadow of the Unknown by Coral E. Lorenzen, p. 87, © 1970

Original reference: Newspaper “Daily Pilot” of California, date unknown

UFOCAT PRN – 76876 [DOS: 10-??-1968]

UFOCAT URN – NONE  Newspaper “Daily Pilot” of California, date unknown

UFOCAT URN – 76876 Shadow of the Unknown by Coral Lorenzen, p. 87, © 1970    

North America - United States, California, Los Angeles

Catalina                       Latitude 33-23-00 N, Longitude 118-25-03 W (D-M-S) [Island]

Newport Beach            Latitude 33-36-30 N, Longitude 117-54-33 W [Bay]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 33.42 N, Longitude 118.42 W (D.%)           


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