Go Back Report # 850


An Encounter At Sea   

By former Boatswain's Mate, USS Shiloh (CG-67)

This encounter story was sent in by one of our readers and is another EXCLUSIVE only found at Cosmic Conspiracies.  

In mid 1998, around the time of 9:00 PM I was standing starboard lookout on a cruiser class naval ship. We were about 50 miles SE of Coronado Island, off the coast of San Diego. I noticed a light on the horizon... as we moved further the light became brighter in intensity.... so bright, that it seemed the sun was coming up. When we reached the approximate vicinity of the light source I found that it was only a distance of about 4 to 5 nautical miles away. It was lighting up one entire side of the ship. The object I saw creating the light source was a triangular cluster of lights that seemed to be perched right on the surface of the water. As I took a look at the object through my binoculars and the ship's 'big eyes' (an incredibly high-powered magnification unit), I noticed that each individual light seemed to be putting off some sort of a visual gaseous fume... much like the after-burner effect of an F-161. 

After visual confirmation, I notified the Operations Specialist that I had a visual contact on the water bearing at 090 degrees. I asked him if he could spot a contact on his radar screen, to which he replied, "No, I have no contact at that bearing." (Having spotted objects on numerous occasions during our many sojourns at sea, I had a pretty good sense of directional association). I then repeated the bearing and asked him to check again to which he replied, "No, I have nothing on my screen." I then asked the aft lookout if he could see the contact I was referring to. He reported that he could see the object as clear as day and asked me for more information on it. I then asked the Operations Specialist to ask the Officer of the Deck to come out to the starboard wing and take a look at the unusual surface contact. He looked at the object for several minutes and when I asked him what he thought it might be he had no information to give me. He told me that it was "nothing to worry about."     

As we moved on into the night, I repeated the visual scan of the object in an attempt to ascertain what its purpose could be. The cluster was amber in color and six individual lights comprised its shape. It remained absolutely motionless and the lights never wavered, remaining in a fixed position the entire time. While I could not see the actual source of the lights, my every instinct told me that they were attached to a common object and not necessarily singular in nature. To this day and hour, I cannot understand why neither the Officer of the Watch nor the Operations Specialist onboard my ship seemed the slightest bit concerned, alarmed or curious about this seemingly unexplainable occurrence.        

[This story is continued in: LL-??-1998. – CF-]                                                                        

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Note 1: This gaseous fume might have been steam caused by the UFOs field touching the water. –CF-     

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

Pacific Ocean

Coronado Island          Latitude 32-37-39 N, Longitude 117-08-10 W (D-M-S)

San Diego                    Latitude 32-42-55 N, Longitude 117-09-23 W [Point Loma]

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


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