Go Back Report # 609


The testimony of Alexander G. Globa, a seaman from GORI, a Soviet tanker, was published in Zagadki Sfinksa magazine (Issue # 3, 1992) Odessa. In June 1984, GORI was in the Mediterranean, twenty nautical miles from the Straight of Gibraltar. At 16:00, Globa was on duty. With him was Second-in-Command S. Bolotov. They were standing watch at the left bridge extension wing when both men observed a strange polychromatic object. When the object was astern, it stopped suddenly. S. Bolotov was agog, shaking his binoculars and shouting: "It is a flying saucer, a real saucer, my God, hurry, hurry, look!" Globa looked through his own binoculars and saw, at a distance over the stern, a flattened out looking object (it did remind him of an upside-down frying pan). The UFO was gleaming with a grayish metallic shine. The lower portion of the craft had a precise round shape, its diameter no more than twenty meters. Around the lower portion of it Globa also observed "waves" of protuberances on the outside plating.

The base of the object's body consisted of two semi-discs, the smaller being on top; they slowly revolved in opposing directions. At the circumference of the lower disc Globa saw numerous shining, bright bead-like lights. The seaman's attention was centered on the bottom portion of the UFO. It looked as if it was completely even and smooth, its color that of a yolk, and in the middle of it Globa discerned around, nucleus-like stain. At the edge of the UFO's bottom, which was easily visible, was something that looked like a pipe. It glowed with an unnaturally bright rosy color, like a neon lamp. The top of the middle disc was crowned by a triangular-shaped something. It seemed that it moved in the same direction as the lower disc, but at a much slower pace.

Suddenly the UFO jumped up several times, as if moved by an invisible wave. Many lights illuminated its bottom portion. The crew of GORI tried to attract the object's attention using a signal projector. By that time Captain Sokolovky was on the deck with his men. He and his Second-in-Command were watching the object intensely. However, the UFO's attention was distracted by another ship, approaching at the port side. It was an Arab dry cargo ship, on its way to Greece. The Arabs confirmed that the object hovered over their ship. A minute and a half later the object changed its flight's trajectory, listed to the right, gained speed and ascended rapidly. The Soviet seamen observed that when it rose through the clouds, appearing and disappearing again, it would occasional shine in the sun's rays. The craft then flared up, like a spark, and was gone instantly.

This reference: The Soviet UFO Files, by Paul Stonehill 1998 and Web site:


Need: International UFO Reporter (IUR), May 1993, p. 17

UFOCAT PRN 182823 [DOS: 06-??-1984]

UFOCAT URN NONE The Soviet UFO Files, by Paul Stonehill 1998

UFOCAT PRN 182823 [DOS: 06-15-1984]
UFOCAT URN NONE Zagadki Sfinksa magazine (Issue # 3, 1992)
UFOCAT URN 182823 International UFO Reporter (IUR), May 1993, p. 17
UFOCAT URN 131976 Field Guide to UFOs by Dennis Stacy, p. 50, 2000
UFOCAT URN 176926 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 14155 2002

Mediterranean Sea

Straight of Gibraltar Latitude 35-57 N, Longitude 5-36 W (D-M)

Reference: Spain and Andorra Gazetteer, Prepared by the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1961

UFO location (UFOCAT) Latitude 36.00 N, Longitude 5.42 W (D.%)


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