Go Back Report # 951



Nome Residents Witness an Inexplicable Phenomenon January 3

       A strange light at sea, far out over the vast expanses of frozen ice, was visible to the residents of Nome, January 3.  The officers at Fort Davis, who had a clear view out over the ice, report that the light was visible for intervals of fifteen minutes and that it changed color constantly from red to white and green.        

       Viewed through marine glasses, the light appeared too high to belong to a ship, and it was stated from the wireless station at Port Safety that from its position on the horizon, it might possibly “be some signal from nearby planets through intersiderial (sic) space to the inhabitants of the earth.”       

Olympia Seeing Lights, Too.

       OLYMPIA, Feb. 28– (Special) – Farmers in the vicinity of Mud Bay, a few miles west of Olympia, report the seeing of a large light in the western skies in the evening, supposed to be an airship.

       Those who have seen the light say it is not a star as it is too near the earth and that it is too large to be a lantern hanging from the tail of a kite.                                                                    

This reference: Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer, February 29, 1908

With thanks to Chris Aubeck of the Magonia Group: http://anomalies.bravepages.com        

UFOCAT PRN – NONE           

North America – United States, Alaska. Body of water is the Norton Sound in the Bering Sea

Nome                Latitude 63-30-04 N, Longitude 165-24-23 W (D-M-S) [City]

Fort Davis         Latitude 64-28-60 N, Longitude 165-19-00 W

Port Safety       Latitude 64-27-06 N, Longitude 164-49-32 W

North America – United States, Washington, Thurston.

Mud Bay           Latitude 47-04-57 N, Longitude 122-59-21 W [Eld Inlet]

Olympia            Latitude 47-02-16 N, Longitude 122-54-04 W

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic.


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