Go Back Report # 735


5.13 SS Morgantown Victory - January 11, 1966  

       At 22:00 local ship time and about 1,070 miles SE of Tokyo, 3 witnesses (the third mate, the helmsman, and the bow lookout) saw a cigar-shaped object approach their ship. The object approached the starboard beam of the ship from the horizon and then turned almost 180° to avoid going over the ship. It approached the ship within 1 mile at an elevation of 400 ft. It hovered for 30 seconds, then crossed in front of the ship and made another directional change. The object was described as being cigar-shaped, glowing with an orange-yellow color, with a bright glow on its front, [and] a body with a duller glow, a long fiery tail. The body appeared to have two lights on top. The length of the object was estimated at 200-250 ft. and its height at about 35-40 ft. The object was visible for 3 minutes. The master of the ship thought that a plane had crashed in the ocean, and he ordered the ship to turn to conduct a search. Two turns were made and nothing was found in the searches.    

Blue Book Conclusion: Satellite Decay (Cosmos 53)                                                               

This reference: Blue Book UFO Reports by Ships at Sea by Tony Rullán, p. 45, © 2002.           

UFOCAT PRN - 40318

UFOCAT URN – 040318 (USAF) Blue Book files counted in official statistics

UFOCAT URN – 040317 Condon Committee, p.213, no date of publication

UFOCAT URN – 181659 Remarkable Luminous Phenomena in Nature by William Corliss, p. 283-13,

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UFOCAT URN – NONE    Blue Book UFO Reports by Ships at Sea by Tony Rullán, p. 45, © 2002

North Pacific Ocean (Near the Philippine Islands)

Tokyo   Latitude 35-42 N, Longitude 139.46 E (D-M)

Reference: Japan Gazetteer, prepared in the Office of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., January 1963        

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 26.58 N, Longitude 154.46 E (D.%)


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