Go Back Report # 863



National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report   
Sighting Report         

Occurred: 11/12/2004 02:00 (Entered as: 11/12/2004 2:00)
Reported: 2/21/2005 4:17:44 PM 16:17         
Posted: 2/22/2005      
Location: Galveston, TX          
Shape: Cylinder           
Duration: 3-5 minutes

I was very delighted to finally find a place to report this object we encountered that evening. My brother, cousin and I were aboard my fishing boat. It was late in the evening and we were returning to port after spending the entire day fishing. I was steering the boat and the other two were out on deck when I suddenly heard them screaming exciting. At first I thought they spotted a whale shark but my brother came running up to the captains house screaming ‘look at that thing off of the portside’. I quickly exited and noticed a cylinder shaped object about ½ mile from us protruding from the water. It was sticking straight out of the water about 45-50 feet and looked to be about 4 feet wide. The object quickly disappeared under the water and reappeared a few seconds later closer to my vessel. It elevated to the height of 60-70 feet within 5-6 seconds and stayed stationary for a few seconds and submerged again. It reappeared again moving further away but the height of the object rose to a great elevation, It begin moving in the direction the bow of my vessel submerging as it was moving. It was completely under water when it was near my boat. We looked in vain to see what this object was attached to be nothing ever broke the surface of the water. I reported this incident to a friend that works for the coast guard. He said he knew of nothing that would that be capable of supporting such a cylinder and elevating itself above the water and submerging in a few seconds. I’m hoping someone else has reported seeing a similar object here. Any help will be greatly appreciated.     

((NUFORC Note: We have written the witness, inquiring whether the object might have been a periscope of a nearby submarine. We are awaiting a response from the individual, and will add any further comments we receive back from him. PD))         

Reference for the above text is: The National UFO Reporting Center, http://www.nuforc.org/ . With Thanks to Peter Davenport of the same.          


North America – United States, Texas. Body of water is the Gulf of Mexico.   
Galveston         Latitude 29-18-04 N, Longitude 94-47-51 W (D-M-S)  
Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

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