27 August 1917
Witnesses: Neriku Calleja and Captain Stewart
Location: Outside Grand Harbour, Malta
Object: "White Cloud"
"We had just left the Grand Harbour when a large wave rocked the ship.
The captain became angry and asked me if I knew what I was doing. He was
right to be angry because I was guiding the ship and he must have thought I
was a little drunk. I told him that I was sure that there weren't any reefs
(sandbars?) in this area. When
he came out to look, he saw a "white cloud" coming out of the sea.
It was as if the water was being drawn up to it and, when the water fell back,
there were splashes. The "cloud" rose slowly, but as soon as
it left the water completely, it shot up like
lightning and we never saw it again."
translated from Maltese from the personal account of an 80 year old man who remembered
his father telling this story.
This reference: From the website: http://www.mufor.org (Note: MUFOR stands for “Malta UFO
reference: "UFOs fuq iI-Gzejjer Maltin" by David Pace
UFOCAT PRN – None
Sea - Malta
Grand Harbour - Latitude
35-54 N, Longitude 14-31 E (D-M)
Reference: Malta Gazetteer, U.S. Army Topographic Command,
Washington, D.C., November 1971