…..Here There Be Sea Serpents And Dragons…..

Or USOs / UFOs

Caution ye who tread here……

       While it is obvious that UFOs that enter or exit bodies of water must also navigate beneath it, it does not follow that an object, known only to be totally submerged and given the label of “Mysterious Unknown Underwater Object”, is not necessarily a UFO. The following article from a newspaper illustrates the possibility of attributing too much to the “Mysterious”. Following this paper report I will begin the List/Text of articles ascribed to UFOs that are TOTALLY submerged. However – as in UFO cases, if they are not seen visually or by sonar, or hopefully both, and do not perform beyond the capabilities of modern craft, they should only be regarded as mistaken objects that probably have a rational explanation. NO “BUMP” IN THE WATER CAN MAKE A CLAIM OF AN “ET CRAFT”!   


Trawler Snags Atom Sub, Is Nearly Pulled to Bottom        
       GROTON, Conn. May 2 (UP). The $55,000,000 atom powered submarine Nautilus narrowly escaped tragedy off the New Jersey coast April 22 when it tangled with a net and nearly dragged a little fishing trawler and its crew to the bottom of the Atlantic, the Navy disclosed today.
       The Nautilus, the world’s first example of nuclear-powered transportation, suffered only $1,300 damage to a running light and a scratch on the superstructure, the Navy said.         
       But while it was being repaired here last Saturday, a small fire was started by a welder’s torch. The blaze ignited cork insulation and burned paint from the hull. The Navy said damage from the fire , the third to break out on the Nautilus, was slight.         
       The captain of the trawler estimated his damage also at $1,300---In fish and gear that was towed away by the submarine, which apparently never surfaced after the mishap and continued on it course to Groton with its crew unaware of the near tragedy.      
       Tonnes Anderson, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., skipper of the 61-foot trawler Jennie, made his estimate last Friday in telling of his strange encounter with what then was to him a mysterious undersea object. One of his crew members thought it was a sea serpent, but another said he believed it was a submarine. The size of his crew was not disclosed.         
       Anderson told Third Naval District officials about the incident. He said it occurred while he was dragging for fluke about 140 miles southeast of New York in 60 fathoms of water on Sunday, April 22.
       Engineer Shirley Friend said the Jennie suddenly lurched to a halt and then was drawn backward. The winch cable to the fishing net became taut, he said, and the stern of the vessel began to sink. The deck was level with the water, he said, when the cable suddenly snapped.     
       Naval officials investigated the story and the mystery finally was solved today by Commander John Dudley, flag secretary for the commander of submarine forces of the Atlantic Fleet.                                                                                                                               
This reference: The Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington, DE, May 3, 1956, p. 19, c. 4-6.

List of Reports




Column contents as indicated by the following letters
A - Date of sighting (MM-DD-YEAR)
B - Status column. Single letter or symbol. "C" Controversy, "D" Validity Doubtful, "E" Date Error, "H" Proven Hoax,
     "M" Misidentification, "N" Not water-related but shown as such, "U" Unknown, "X" No UFO seen/Text not entered
C - Location of sighting
D - Source of this article.
E - The letter "O" in this column will indicate that the reference is the Original. The letter "S" will indicate that this is a

Secondary source. The letter "N" will indicate that the source is Needed.

F - Specific location of a constructed group of cases :
??-??-1929 Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA MUFON Journal, #416, December 2002, p. 15 O 13
??-??-1943 Unknown position in the Persian Gulf NICAP Investigator, July/August 1960, p. 7 O 13
01-26~31-1945 Between Solomon Islands Website: NICAP: UFO Sighting Chronology 1939-1945. URL in text S 13
LL-??-1954 Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans, LA, USA Great Southern Mysteries: Two Volumes in One by E. Randall Floyd S 13
02-16-1955 Atlantic Ocean off Fort Pierce, Florida Wilmington Morning News, February 17, 1955 O 13
02-22-1955 Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina, USA Wilmington Morning News, February 23, 1955 O 13
02-18-1958 Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the U.S. The Woonsocket Call (R.I. newspaper), Feb. 22, 1958 O 13
03-13-1958 Bodega Bay, California, USA Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 48 S 13
06-??-1959 Buenos Aires, Argentina UFOs over the Americas by J. & C. Lorenzen, p. 52 O 13
10-05-1959 C Atlantic Ocean off Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. The New York Times, October 07, 1959, p. 84 O 13
02-14~21-1960 Golfo Nuevo, Argentina Newsweek magazine. February 22, 1960, p. 57 O 13
07-15-1960 New York City, NY, USA - East River The New York Times, July 16, 1960, p.41 O 13
07-EE-1961 Port Aransas, TX, USA. Fate Magazine, December 1961, p. 27 O 13
11-14-1961 Pacific Ocean off Sydney Heads, Australia Fate Magazine, October 1962, p. 10 O 13
08-24-1962 Ocean off Gottland, Sweden Flying Saucer Review, pp. 23-24, Nov/Dec 1962 O 13
04-08-1963 U Montauk Point, NY, USA Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 52 S 13
08-09-1963 Ocean off Portland, Maine, USA Newsclip from The Boston Globe, August 10, 1963 O 13
02-05-1964 Off Cape Mendocino, California, USA The APRO Bulletin, May 1964, p. 2 O 13
02-03-1965 Sea of the Hebrides off Barra, Scotland Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 36 S 13
03-10-1965 St. Lawrence River near Baie-St.-Paul, Quebec, Can. The Unexplained, Vol. 7, Issue 82, J. and C. Bord S 13
03-12-1965 Kaipara Harbor, New Zealand Harmonic 33 by Bruce Cathie, p. 17 O 13
09-27-1966 Atlantic, off the coast of Miami, Florida, USA Invisible Residents, by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 58-59 S 13
SP~SM-??-1968 Mazowe Dam, Zimbabwe, Africa UFO AFRINEWS by Cynthia Hind, No. 5, January 1992 O 13
09-13-1969 Waters off Norrtalje, Sweden Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1970 O 13
10-06-1969 South China Seas, Swedish Tanker "Seven Skies" Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1970 O 13
10-11-1969 Water off Cabo Cope (Murcia), Spain FSR, Special Issue No. 4, "UFOs in Two Worlds" S 13
11-19-1969 Between Domsjo and Burea, Sweden Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1970 O 13
11-20-1969 Waters off Halsingland, Sweden Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Mar/Apr 1970 O 13
12-07-1972 Disko Bugt (Bay), Greenland New York Times, December 13, 1972, p. 13 O 13
04-??-1973 Atlantic Ocean, off Bimini & Miami U.F.O.s and extra-terrestrials by Yves Naud, 1978. S 13
10-23-1978 Adriatic Sea off Cupra Marittima & Pedaso, Italy USOCAT by The Italian Center for UFO Studies (CISU) and IUR S 13
06-15-1980 Caribbean Sea near Puerto Rico National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) O 13
05-11-1986 Aegean Sea, off Casos island, Greece Thanassis. Vembos Website: S 13
SM-??-1989 Bahía del Mariel, La Habana, Cuba Humanoid Reports 1989 by Albert Rosales, # XX O 13
08-15-1990 Aegean Sea between Turkey & Greece website S 13
04-02-1992 Pacific Ocean off Pebble Beach, California, USA National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) O 13
07-??-1992 The Ligurian Sea off Island of Gorgona, Italy USOCAT From The Italian Center for UFO Studies S 13
12-24-1992 Off Langeness, Iceland Larry Hatch #15565 N 13
05-14-1999 Mud Bay, British Columbia, Canada Website: UFO British Columbia. URL in text O 13
01-15-2000 Waters of Indonesia O 13
08-06-2001 Waters off Porvoo, Finland Website. See text O 13
10-23-2003 Philippine Sea or Pacific Ocean Website: National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) O 13
05-04-2006 Caspian Sea off Baku, Caspian Sea Website: See text O 13
08-MM-2010 Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, USA Website: New Hampshire UFO, URL in with text O 13
08-10-2011 Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge, NY, USA MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) case files from CMS O 13
09-LL~10-EE-1945 Caribbean Sea off Costa Rica I. Sanderson’s archive of papers sent to me (CF) by Jan Aldrich O 13