Not good enough for the program...BUT too good to throw away

       On this page are the stories of UFOs that do not exit, enter or interact with water, but are nonetheless terrifying experiences at sea. These stories might as well have occurred over land since there is no other connection than that they occurred “Over Water”. One thing that comes to mind here, besides the obvious, is that these craft are quite comfortable over water and have no great concern about running out of fuel while “playing” with their human toys.

       Several of these cases however, do have some other attributes that show physical traces such as, heat, radar contact, electromagnetic influences on compasses and engine performance. So, in that respect their inclusion here is appropriate.


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 :
03-18-1849 Tortuga Bank, in the Gulf Stream "Following the Sea" by Benjamin Doane, p. 209 O 14
09-??-1852~3 Crossing Loch Scavaig, United Kingdom Phosphorescence by Thomas Lamb Phipson O 14
03-22-1870 Atlantic Ocean, west of Monrovia, Liberia, Africa The Complete Books Of Charles Fort, pp. 279-280 S 14
10-??-1873 Waters near Australia See Website URL in case text S 14
02-28-1904 U.S.S. Supply W-SW of San Francisco, CA, USA Bruce Maccabees website - see case S 14
01-03-1908 Norton Sound, in the Bering Sea, Nome, AK, USA Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer, February 29, 1908 O 14
09-??-1941 Body of water is the Mozambique Channel, Africa Strange Company by Keith Chester, p. 17 O 14
02-26-1942 Timor Sea between Australia and Timor Island Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 3, No. 6 (Nov/Dec 1957) S 14
06-06-1944 Off Omaha Beach, France Strange Company by Keith Chester, p. 67 O 14
06-LL-1944 Pacific Ocean near the Palmyra Atoll URL in text. By Jerome Clark and Lucius Farish O 14
10-??-1949 Waters off North Palm Island, Queensland, Austral. The Oz Files by Bill Chalker, pp.49-50, © 1996 O 14
08-04-1950 Atlantic Ocean, roughly 100 miles E. of Cape May, NJ Journal-Every Evening of August 07, 1950 S 14
SM-??-1952 Atlantic Ocean off coast of Itanhaém, Brazil Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1968 O 14
11-??-1954 Strait of Florida Between Cuba and Florida From Virgilio Sanchez-Ocejo, Miami UFO Center O 14
09-??-1956 Cabo Frio, Brazil UFO Nachrichten, March 1961 S 14
10-12-1957 Atlantic Ocean off Marthas Vineyard, Mass., USA UFO Investigator, July/August 1960, page 6 O 14
11-02-1957 Pacific Ocean 30 miles off Vancouver Is., B.C., CA Invisible Horizons by Vincent Gaddis, p. 99, © 1965 O 14
??-??-1959 Lago (Lake) Gualletué , Chile, SA Peter Rogerson INTCAT case 867 S 14
03-16-1961 Admiralty Bay, Antarctica UFO Evidence, Vol. 1 by Richard Hall, p. 53 S 14
10-06-1961 Lake Maracaibo near Santa Rita, Venezuela The U.F.O. Investigator, Vol. 2, No. 3, Jan/Feb 1962 O 14
11-12-1963 Golfo Nuevo, Argentina UFO Investigator, NICAP, September 1965, p. 6 O 14
11-15-1963 Coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1968 S 14
03-14-1965 Everglades Swamp, Florida, USA News Clip, Republican Journal, dated July 2, 1987 S 14
06-30-1966 N Onion Lake, Ontario, Canada UFOs Over Canada by John Colombo, pp. 76-78 O 14
07-08-1966 Mediterranean Sea between Italy & Africa Typed letter to J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies O 14
09-17-1966 Crane's Beach area, Ipswich, Mass., USA NICAP Invest. file by H. W. Eismann on Oct. 6, 1966 O 14
04-??-1967 Pacific between Hawaiian Islands and Philippines CAUS (Citizens Against UFO Secrecy) P. A. Gersten O 14
11-04-1967 Green Bay & Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA Skylook (Early MUFON UFO Journal), January 1968 O 14
SP-EE-1967 Atlantic Ocean south of Bermuda, UK Grass Roots UFOs by Michael Swords, p. 91 O 14
02-21-1968 Strait of Georgia off Keats Island, B.C., Canada Our UFO Visitors by John Magor, p. 45-48, © 1977 O 14
05-04-1968 Seal Island, Nova Scotia, Canada The APRO Bulletin, July/August 1968, p. 4 O 14
9~10-??-1968 Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal E-mail from Albert Rosales of: URL in text O 14
05-05-1969 Atlantic Ocean Britannia: Rowing Alone Across ….by John Fairfax O 14
4~5-??-1969 Gulf of Mexico - Unknown location This reference: UFO Casebook - See case for the URL S 14
SP~SM-??-1970 Strait of Messina, Italy Case investigation files of Carl Feindt. O 14
07-14-1971 Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA The A.P.R.O. Bulletin, July/August 1971 O 14
11-??-1972 Grand Lake, New Brunswick, Canada Grass Roots UFOs by Michael Swords, p. 26 O 14
??-??-1973 N Stroud, Ontario, Canada Grass Roots UFOs by Michael Swords, p. 123 O 14
07-28-1974 The Gulf of Mexico, off Galveston, Texas, USA Letter by witness and friend to CUFOS. O 14
??-??-1975 Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sardinia, Italy CE-5: Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind by R. Haines O 14
10-07-1977 Unnamed Sea UFO Chronicles Of the Soviet Union by J. Vallee, p. 29 O 14
??-??-1977-c Caribbean Sea off Venezuela CUFOS - UFO Sighting Questionaire 07-12-2000 O 14
09-16-1978 Ligurian Sea off Cecina, Italy Lumieres dans la Nuit (Paris) Issue #208 S 14
11-03-1978 Adriatic Sea near San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy International UFO Reporter (IUR), Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 18 S 14
12-01-1978-b Shore of Adriatic Sea off Giulianova, Italy Lumières dans la Nuit # 212, Jan/Feb 1982,case # 67 S 14
01-??-1983~4 Rhine River near Strasbourg, France USO-reports from Germany by Ulrich Magin S 14
06-15-1984 In the Mediterranean, 20 miles from Gibralter The Soviet UFO Files, by Paul Stonehill O 14
09-17-1985 The Bosphorus off Istanbul, Turkey The MUFON UFO Journal, March 2005, pp. 7-8 O 14
SM-??-1986 Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, NC, USA UFO O 14
04-24-1988 Lindenborg River, Storvorde, Denmark Danish language magazine UFO-Nyt, No. 4/1988, pg. 4 O 14
09-21-1988 Mid Atlantic, 100 miles North of the Equator National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) O 14
08-23-2001 Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey Coast, U.S.A. MUFON CMS Report O 14
03-03-2003 Great Oyster Bay off Swansea, Tasmania O 14