Go Back Report # 649

This date is based on the newspaper publication date in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and yet the event occurred off the coast of Florida, so some days had probably elapsed before publication. – CF-   

NEW YORK, Feb. 8. -- Captain Corning of the British schooner W. and H. Wortherspoon, from Porto Cabello, reports a peculiar phenomenon while his vessel was in the Gulf Stream, on the west coast of Florida. The captain says he saw strange lights which apparently would rise from the water and ascend to a height of about 25 feet and then, after a report similar to an explosion, would go out. Captain Corning has no explanation to make of this strange phenomenon, but is positive that he did see the lights.                                                                                             

This reference: Fitchburg Sentinel (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), February 02, 1894.

Also written up in the Lowell (Massachusetts) Daily Sun of February 08, 1894.

With thanks to the Magonia Group: http://anomalies.bravepages.com/main.htm      


Possibly UFOCAT PRN & URN 10434 dated only 1894 – British battleship – No location         

UFOCAT URN – NONE   IUR (International UFO Reporter), Vol. 28 #1, “Proto-UFOs” by Jerome

                                       Clark, p. 21, © 2003 by the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies.

North America – United States, Florida. Body of water is the Gulf Stream

No Porto Cabello found anywhere except in the newspapers of that period, and sometime thereafter was probably changed to Puerto Cabello of which there are two worthy of consideration :
Puerto Cabello, Dominican Republic:    Latitude 19-52-60 N, Longitude 70-58-60 W (D-M-S)

Puerto Cabello, Venezuela:                 Latitude 10-28-23 N, Longitude 68-00-45 W

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/


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