Go Back Report # 848


1954 - Between Cuba and Florida

Date: November

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 the horizon.       

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 west.    

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)

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

North America – United States, Florida

Key West         Latitude 24-33-19 N, Longitude 81-46-58 W

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


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