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
UFOCAT PRN - NONE
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
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)
Cabello, Venezuela: Latitude
10-28-23 N, Longitude 68-00-45 W