|Occurred : 9/9/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 09/09/99 11:00pm)
Reported: 9/21/1999 14:59
Location: Cozumel (Mexico) and Ocho Rios (Jamaica) (between),
|My husband and I, while traveling on our honeymoon, observed something strange following our ship just before midnight.
My new husband & I were on our honeymoon aboard the Carnival cruise ship Destiny- at sea between Cozumel and Jamaica. At approx. 11 PM after dinner we decided to walk the deck and get some fresh air. Both my husband and I are non-drinkers are sound responsible people. I suggested we go as far to the prow of the ship as allowed as the night was clear and the sea was very calm and beautiful. The upper-level deck is as far as passengers are allowed and is immediately adjacent to the game room for teen passengers. We walked to the rail and just enjoyed the nights breeze. Far off in the distance, lightning flashed and I remember even mentioning to my husband that we may get a storm during the night, but he shouldn't worry as this was his first cruise. Before long, we both noticed what appeared to be a ship sailing directly toward us and at a slight angle. Being a scuba diver, I have been at sea many times prior to this and I just thought it was a freight ship passing us in the distance. However, this proved to be very different than any thing I had ever seen. This object moved toward us with a speed not of any ship I had ever seen. Within a matter of moments, it was right aside of our cruise ship. At this time a young man, perhaps around 15 yrs old also came to the rail and asked us if we knew what we were looking at. The object hovered just outside the lights of the ship, but through the clear night a definite triagular shape could be made out. It had 3 lights which were respectively green, amber and white. My husband and I carefully considered what we were seeing. How could any ship have overtaken us so quickly? Why would any ship plot a collision course with a cruise liner. And the most damning evidence. This object made no wake and hovered next to a MOVING ship for 10 minutes or more as we all watched. A Conventional ship would have had to come right at us, made a sharp turn in close proximity to our ship and then have thrown their engines into hard reverse in order to stay exactly along side us for the! 10 minu tes or so. Our conclusion, this was not a seafaring vessel, but rather something suspended in the air. The object casually lingered right next to our ship for at least 10 minutes and long enough for several other young men to come out to watch. The kids were afraid and kept asking my husband and I if we were safe. Shortly thereafter the craft began to move slowly down the length of our vessel. My husband in tow, we walked the entire length of our ship and watched the craft glide out past the stern and out to sea. The strange lightning I had observed just before we sighted it seemed to follow it as it went. We watched as it maintained a course off into the distance from where we had just come, the lightning only seen in the vicinity of the craft. Just a word as a follow up to this. Both my husband and I are not crank cases. We are normal middle aged adults and most skeptical about these kind of phenomenon, UNTIL now. No ship could have done what this thing did or would have even wanted to get so close to a large moving cruise ship. I also noticed that the same shape craft was reported over Monterray Mexico only 2 days after we saw this. The sighting in Monterray involved police, air traffic controller and tv stations. Thank you for your time. I hope this is helpful