1954 - Between
Cuba and Florida
Hour: 4:30 a.m.
Two frigates of the Cuban Navy military, José Martí and Máximo Gómez, were patrolling the north coast of Cuba between 4
to 6 miles off the coast of the province of Matanzas. Their destination was
the Havana Bay. About 4:30 in the morning, they began to observe intense
lights on the horizon. When something similar happens, the deck officer must
inform his commander of the situation. The lights appeared in the northwest.
The frigates were put on the alert. The lights came near at a tremendous speed and in
seconds they were over the ships. Three lights were forming a V, following
the frigates for 4 or 6 minutes. Then, because the two frigates were
combat ready, most of the sailors were outside watching the lights. The
photographer on board one of the ships activated a film camera and filmed the
UFOs when they were above the ships and followed the lights until, very
slowly and moving to the west, they disappeared on the horizon.
The film lasted from 7 to 10 minutes and the telephoto
followed the UFOs until 2 miles of the horizon. The film, in black and white,
was of superior quality. In some pictures it was possible to observe the
lights and the top structure of the frigates. The camera was located next to
the cannon on the bow of one of the ships.
The UFOs maintained the same distance among them, and
the photographer had to move the camera to film the three lights until, in
the last pictures, you can see the three lights, at slow speed, disappear on
Ten days after the sighting, the film was shown to the
Cuban military High Commands at the Cuban Navy Building. Our witness was present and
confirmed to us also that the radar of the frigates detected the 3 objects
when the UFOs appeared on the horizon until they disappeared in the
Analyzing the film, an expert declared that an object
could be seen within the intense lights. This created a great impact on those
present. The film was
sent in a Navy airplane to the U.S. Navy Intelligence in Key West, Florida.
Most of the Cuban high-ranking officials are now living
in Florida, and they wish to maintain their anonymity. This report is
based on interviews with officials and sailors who were eyewitnesses.
This reference: E-mail from researcher
Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo, Miami UFO Center, dated
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Central America – Cuba. Body of
water is the Strait of Florida
Havana Latitude 23-07-55 N, Longitude 82-21-51 W [City] (D-M-S)
North America – United States,
Key West Latitude 24-33-19 N, Longitude 81-46-58 W