MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP: UNDERWATER UFOs
most convincing eyewitness reports of strange surface and subsurface
goings-on are those reported by experienced pilots whose vantage point
thousands of feet overhead has the unquestionable advantage of taking in the
entire phenomenon at a glance. One such sighting occurred on April 11th,
1963, from the cabin of a Boeing 707 on a routine passenger flight from San
Juan, Puerto Rico to New York City. The sighting was over one of the Atlantic's
deepest canyons, the Puerto Rico Trench, north of Puerto Rico and east of the
Dominican Republic. Here the sea reaches a depth of five and a half miles.
The coordinates recorded by the crew were 19° 54' north latitude, 66° 47'
was the first to see the underwater disturbance. It was 1:30 p.m., about 20
minutes after takeoff, when the jet was at its cruising altitude of 31,000
feet. The copilot saw, approximately five miles to the right, a portion of the ocean's
surface rising in what appeared to be a great round mound. He described it as
"a big cauliflower" in the water, like an undersea atomic explosion
that was about to burst through the surface.
broke the surface. He called the captain's and engineer's attention to it,
and they observed it for about half a minute under the clear sky. Both men
unfastened their seat belts to move over to the right side for an
The three crewmen agreed the
great mount of water was between half a mile and a mile in diameter and had
risen from the surrounding ocean level to at least half its width. The
captain, adhering to the policy of maintaining the flight schedule, did not
circle back for another look. As they left the area of the great boiling mound of water, they
noticed it was beginning to subside. Later, the copilot made inquiries at
several government agencies, as well as with a seismic specialist, but none
had reports of tidal waves, earthquakes, or waterspouts in that area.
indeed! What kind of force could cause hundreds of tons of churning water to
rise from 1300 to 2600 feet above the surface of the ocean? And be so
contained and controlled that it would not break free and cause a monstrous
tidal wave in all directions? Whatever became of the physics law that says
water seeks its own level? Clearly, this strange power is not a part of
man's modern scientific inventory.
This reference: Official
UFO Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, May 1977, pp. 52-53, “Mysteries of the Deep:
Underwater UFOS” by Lucius Farish and Dale Titler.
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“Misterios en los mares del Caribe,” author and
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by Carl Feindt
UFO position from text: Latitude 18-28 N, Longitude
66-06 W (D-M)
San Juan Latitude 19-54 N, Longitude 66-47 W
New York City Latitude 40-43 N, Longitude 74-00 W
Puerto Rico Trench, submarine
depression in the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly parallel to the northern
coast of the island of Puerto Rico and about 75 mi (120 km) to the north. It
is about 800 mi long and 60 mi wide. The deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean,
the Milwaukee Depth, lies at a depth of 30,238 ft (9,219 m) in the western
end of the trench, about 100 mi northwest of Puerto Rico. The origin of the
trench can be traced back to the beginning of the Tertiary Period. It appears
to be part of a complex system of sinistral strike-slip faults in the north
Caribbean; the trench seems to have been open continuously for about
70,000,000 years. It is partially filled with sediments.
Reference: The New Encyclopædia Britannica Vol. 9, p.
788, © 1986
Milwaukee Deep Latitude 19-35 N, Longitude 66-30 W (D-M)
This ocean floor feature is named for the USS Milwaukee (CL-5), a U.S. Navy Omaha
class cruiser, which discovered the Milwaukee Deep on February 14, 1939. –H
Note: The P.R. Trench & the Milwaukee Deep are not dissimilar. The Milwaukee Deep is part of the P.R.
Trench, the deepest part of the trench.