Three UFOs Sighted From
by J.I Takanashi
Flying Saucer Investigation, No. 76)
On the night of April 6,1975, at
around 11:20 p.m., the Japanese freight "Shinto Maru"
was navigating homeward about 180 miles southwest1 of Singapore, after
unloading lauan wood at Diambi
in Sumatra, when the Third Mate sighted a strange, lighted craft approaching
the freighter from the port side. The object, which appeared to be traveling on top of the water, suddenly
ascended. When the mate signaled it with the steamer's
light, it appeared to respond with its own light. Then the object changed
course, rose higher, and flew off on a course of 160 degrees. The surprised
Third Mate sent for the Captain, who also sighted the object through
binoculars. The Captain also sighted a second object, which approached the
ship and flew away in the same fashion. They later sighted a third object in
the distance. Some part of this third sighting was shared by three other
members of the crew.
The object was about 10 meters in
diameter and about 2 meters thick, in the Captain's estimate. It had one blue
light and three red lights on the underside and there were many port holes
encircling the dome-shaped upper part. Inside the port holes there was a
yellowish-white light, and the middle of the underside appeared whitish.
30 years old, a deckhand, and a salon boy were the other witnesses.
reference: The MUFON Journal, Vol. #108, November 1976
Thanks to Larry Hatch’s *U* UFO DATABASE, see http://www.larryhatch.net
Note 1: “180 miles
southwest of Singapore”, would put the ship on dry land in Riau, Indonesia.
Therefore the author must mean 180 miles southeast, which would be in
the area of Sumatra.-CF-
UFOCAT PRN – 182831
URN – NONE The MUFON Journal, Vol. #108,
November 1976 (Above)
URN – 182831 The UFO Evidence: Vol. 2 by Richard Hall,
p. 137, © 2000 [Sketch]
Indonesia - Sumatra
Diambi Unable to locate although there are
references to it online.
Singapore Latitude 1-17-35 N, Longitude
103-51-21 E (D-M-S)
UFO Location (UFOCAT)
Latitude 1.33 N, Longitude 103.83 E (D.%)