[Continuation of: MM-??-1998 “An Encounter
At Sea by Boatswain’s Mate, USS Shiloh (CG-67)-CF-]
I was soon to learn that I would be witness to yet
another incredible and bizarre experience. It was several months later that our ship was once
again out to sea... this time in the Pacific Ocean. It was approximately 0130
and I was standing starboard lookout. I had been watching the foam churn up
around the hull of the ship as it passed through the water and the glow of
the phosphorus turned the white wash to a luminescent green. My attention was
suddenly turned toward what looked like an approaching surface contact. Within a few moments, I could
tell that the object in question seemed to be below the actual surface of the
ocean. The contact was a mere 100 yards off the starboard side, just
aft of our ship at a bearing of approximately 165 degrees. As I examined the
approaching contact, it seemed that there were only two white lights,
parallel to each other. I realized that this contact was not on the horizon
(the horizon has a distance from the ship at any given time of about ten to
twelve miles). The contact appeared to be 'riding' along side of us, and at
the same time, beginning to accelerate past us. Shortly thereafter, the
messenger of the watch came out to the starboard wing (by this time, I had
reported the contact to the bridge), followed by the Conning Officer, the
Boatswain's Mate of the Watch and the Operations Specialist. We watched the
object pass us while it remained fully submerged at a depth that seemed only
twenty-five to thirty feet. The object appeared to be moving at a speed only
slightly greater than our own.
We all made our guesses as to what the object might be,
but no one single person was absolutely certain of what it was. The fact that
the object was so near prompted us to shine a floodlight in its direction. In
doing so, we still could not ascertain what the lights were connected to.
Keeping in mind that a submarine has no under-water lights attached to its
hull and it was clearly
under the surface of the water, we quickly ruled out the possibility
that it was anything mundane. We continued our present course and speed until
the object had completely passed us.
The captain was not notified of the incident at the time
(of course, being only an enlisted member of the crew, I was never made aware
of whether or not he was told). We were all left scratching our heads. On
that note, if anyone does have any information on what type of craft or
object it might have been, or if you are a former Naval member that had a
similar sighting, please respond via Cosmic Conspiracies. I just wanted to
share some of the very bizarre events that I have witnessed first hand on
those long, dark nights at sea.
Name withheld to protect privacy.
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