Go Back Report # 610



On December 31, 1984, a civilian scuba team searched the chilly waters off Lummi Island in Washington State for an unidentified object that reportedly blazed out of the sky and splashed down there last July 27th. The team's leader said seismic radar picked out an egg shaped object on the sea floor.


When the two divers returned from the dark, frigid water, their differing descriptions of the object caused some confusion. John Walker, original organizer of the expedition, described the thing as a gold-colored, satellite-shaped object with a clasp on one end. Richard Burke said it was orange and looked like an upside-down teacup with a cavity in the top. He said that he stood on the thing and felt it humming. When he surfaced, Burke's diving boots were covered with a reddish dust, which has yet to be analyzed.

Both divers agreed that the object was made out of some kind of metal and said it was stuck at an angle in the mud. They wanted to attempt to raise the object with a deck winch that day but ran out of time.


The mystery intensified when the team returned after the weekend and the object had disappeared.

"They went out to the same spot yesterday and it's gone," said Bonnie Papetti, wife of the skipper of the recovery vessel.

Dr. Bruce Maccabee, a Defense Department physicist, and his scientific researcher, Dale
Goudie, believe the Navy may have recovered the object and may be concealing it from the public. Goudie said he obtained copies of reports made at the time of the sighting, through the Freedom of Information Act, that indicate a military vessel was sent to the scene, but found nothing.


The Pentagon denies all knowledge of the UFO and refuses further comment. But a senior Navy source in "Washington D. C. said, "It is fairly safe for you to assume that if we heard about a large metal object in the ocean that was transmitting a humming noise, we would investigate."

This reference: The APRO Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 1 & 4, Date unknown

The APRO Bulletin February 1985, p. 8


UFOCAT URN 120553 The APRO Bulletin February 1985, p. 8 (UFOCAT)

UFOCAT URN NONE Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century, by Janet & Colin Bord,

p. 169, 1989

North America United States, Washington, Whatcom

Lummi Island - Latitude 48-42 N, Longitude 122-40 W (D-M)

Reference: The National gazetteer of the United States of America, Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C., 1990

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 48.72 N, Longitude 122.68 W (D.%)


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