Go Back Report # 737



Sighting Report


Occurred: 6/1/1968 23:00 (Entered as: 06/--/68 2300)

Reported: 3/12/2002 3:16:01 PM 15:16

Posted: 3/19/2002

Location: at sea

Shape: Light


USS Scorpion1 sinking


I am submitting this in hope of garnering info for myself. In June, 1968, aboard the US Navy ship Hyades(AF-28)2, we were notified that the USS Scorpion (Nuclear Sub) was overdue and the last known position report was in our area (just off the Azore Islands, Atlantic Ocean,

(known as the Atlantic Ridge area.) We immediately commenced a search of the area, which for us lasted 3 days and nights. We were the first ship on station and searching. The water depth averaged between 6- 12,000 feet deep there with undersea mountains in the 4- 10,000 ft. range, I remember (fathometer readings). On the second night of searching, an object was reflected in the searchlight (24" mercury arc light) I was on. (I was a signalman and my duty station was on the signal bridge running the light). As the ship turned toward the object, it went out of the "beam" and was lost due to darkness (it was a cloudy night with no moon or stars, pitch black). The next day we were relieved on station by the rescue ships and continued on our way to the Sixth Fleet in the Med. A few years later, I read about the aforementioned incident and that the object (which was lost in the beam) mysteriously lifted off the water and disappeared in the sky. Also, the sinking of the Scorpion has been attributed to the "Bermuda Triangle" curse. Does anyone have any info regarding these allegations? I was involved in the actual incident and would like to hear any about any info supposedly existing about this. I realize the time factor involved here, but it is something that has been of interest to me for many years and I have decided now to see if I could get any info it. Thank you.

NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD.


Reference for the above text is: Website: National UFO Reporting Center:


With Thanks to Peter Davenport and his website: http://www.ufocenter.com/


NOTE 1: The submarine USS SCORPION (SSN-589) sank May 22, 1968 in more than 10,000 feet of water about 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

Reference: http://www.txoilgas.com/589.html


NOTE 2: Information on the US Navy ship Hyades (AF-28) can be found at:



UFOCAT PRN - 209443

UFOCAT URN NONE UFO Encounters, Golden Press, p. 82Western Publishing Company,

                                  Racine, Wisconsin, USA, 1968-1978. Note: This book is in comic

                                  book format and has no references. The Bermuda triangle portion of

                                  the text, leads me to believe that the original reference might have

                                  been from a Charles Berlitz book.(-CF-)

UFOCAT URN 209443 http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/S22189.html


Azore Islands - Portugal

Azores  Latitude 38-30-00N, Longitude 28-00-00W (D-M-S)

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




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