[Note: This page was put up
around 1999 and although still on the CAUS website, the links to the sketches
and the e-mail address (below) are no longer operating.-CF-]
Over Ship in the Pacific Ocean
CAUS thanks Glen Hessling (LMCTV18@aol.com)
for this report:
April, 1967. I was a soldier in the U.S.Army onboard the troop ship
U.S.S.Geiger. We were enroute to The Republic of Viet Nam. Our position was
somewhere between the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines in the middle of
the Pacific Ocean. The time was approx. 2300 HRS. and a very clear night. We
could see every star in the sky!
advantage of the spectacular view, I was sitting on the forward cargo hatch
with some of the guys from my unit. We were passing around a pair of 1000
power binoculars to view the stars. It just so happened that my conversation
with a friend was about my memory of seeing the Russian Sputnik spacecraft
ten years earlier. In an effort to help visualize my recollection of the
trajectory of Sputnik, I extended my right arm and pointed my finger up into
the sky toward the Northwest at about a 45 degree angle. Then moving my arm
toward the North in a slow and steady motion, I suddenly stopped my
conversation in mid sentence.
this point in time, I always believed what the Government said about UFO's.
This however, was about to change! My eyes locked onto two luminous disc
shaped objects about ten degrees above the horizon. Due north, heading
directly toward our ship. They were flying in formation next to each other
and appeared to be about twenty miles away. From the apparent distance, these objects were huge!
With my finger still pointing into the sky, I couldn't cover them both with
suddenly asked me what happened, what was I looking at? I told him to look
and tell me if he could see what I was seeing. He exclaimed, "Holly
S---!" "What the hell is that?" Since the guards were posted
and standing near us, I called him over to suggest he contact the Officer of
the Guard and let him know we have two airborne objects approaching from the
North, and they don't look like ours.
I yelled to
the guys on deck to pass me those binoculars. Word began to spread and
everyone on deck was watching the objects. They now appeared about ten miles
away and closing. Altitude at night is difficult to judge but they seemed to
be about 3000FT. Looking through the binoculars I observed the glowing under
side of the object. I saw a round convex surface, glowing a white light over
the entire surface. With traces of silver. The best way to describe it would
be like looking at a pearl that was glowing from inside. The silvery
substance appeared to be moving randomly, like flickering fire. Above the
glowing disc was a large dark structure, round and the height was about one
quarter the diameter of the glowing disc. The object was so close now I could no longer see the
hole (sic-whole) thing through the binoculars.
happened next convinced me these were intelligently controlled vehicles. As
they approached the starboard side of the ship, the object on the left turned
to the West at a 45 degree angle and reduced speed. The right one continued
flying south directly over the ship. After passing over the ship it made a sudden
90 degree turn to the West without loosing speed. Both objects were getting
closer to each other again. The one on the left made another 45 degree angle
turn to the West and they were again flying parallel heading west.
This was a
very slick and precise maneuver that seemed automated or programed (sic).
I've attached a link to a diagram of this maneuver and an image of the
objects. USS Geiger (http://members.aol.com/lmctvdata/geiger.html). We
continued to observe these objects until they disappeared in the Western
horizon. No longer would I let anyone tell me this was swamp gas or balloons.
I now knew first hand we are being visited and this incident started me on a
future of UFO investigation. Since then I've learned first hand things not
many others know including the interior components of downed saucers. But
that's another story.
that's the incident that changed my life, woke me from my ignorance if you
will. It will only be a matter of time before aliens will be running amuck on
this planet! Keep up the CAUS.
This reference: http://www.caus.org/miscufo/mu091599.shtml
With thanks to CAUS (Citizens Against UFO
Secrecy) director, Peter A. Gersten: http://www.caus.org/
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
“Our position was somewhere
between the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines in the middle of the Pacific
Ship information: Gieger AP-127 [Extracts
Geiger (T AP 197) was laid down as President Adams 1 August 1949 under
Maritime Commission contract for American President Lines by New York
Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J., launched 9 October 1950; sponsored by Mrs.
Edward J. Hart, wife of Congressman Hart of New Jersey; renamed Geiger 2
January 1951 while under conversion for MSTS, acquired by the Navy 13
September 1952; and placed in service the same day.
After returning to Charleston, S.C., 23 November with 768 marines embarked,
she resumed transport runs between New York and Bremerhaven. Arriving New
York 1 June 1965, she departed the next day for the Caribbean, where from 6
to 17 June she operated off Santo Domingo to support naval forces engaged in
ending civil war in the Dominican Republic.
Following two more runs to Bremerhaven, Geiger departed New York 16 August
for the Pacific. Steaming via Pearl Harbor, she arrived Quin Nhon, South
Vietnam, 19 September to bolster the Navy's transportation capabilities
during the struggle to halt Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. Between
23 September and 1 October she sailed via Yokohama, Japan, to Pusan, South
Korea where she embarked Republic of Korea troops bound for Vietnam. She
returned to Qui Nhon 8 October; steamed to Cam Ranh Bay the 9th; then
departed the next day for the United States, arriving San Francisco 27
October. Sailing for the Far East 5 November, she reached Qui Nhon the 23d
and resumed duty as a troop transport. Between 30 November and 13 December
she rotated ROE: troops from Vung Tau, South Vietnam, to Inchon and back. She
departed Vietnam from the United States 13 December, and, steaming via Pearl
Harbor and the Panama Canal, she arrived New York 13 January 1966.
Geiger resumed transatlantic service to Bremerhaven 1
February and during the next 6 months made six runs between the United States
and Europe. Departing Bremerhaven 8 August, she steamed via the Panama Canal
and San Francisco to resume troop-carrying duty in the Far East. During 1967 Geiger shuttled
between San Francisco and Vietnam carrying U.S, troops to holster Allied
forces fighting for freedom in southeast Asia.
Ship reference: http://www.multied.com/navy/ap/Gieger.html