|Occurred : 6/15/1957 02:30
Reported: 3/4/2002 11:23
Location: Atlantic Ocean (Bermuda),
|To Whom it May Concern:
I checked your website for information relating to a sighting from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sebago in the Bermuda area in the late 1950's (probably '57-'58). At the time, it was well publicized and in 1969 I read an article in the ((deleted)) newspaper which indicated that this was one of the most credible sightings on record and even listed the names of those who witnessed the event.
In ((date deleted/late 1950's)) I was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard ((deleted/large ship)), a ((deleted)) ft. ((deleted)) which was home ported in ((port deleted)). One of my ship mates was ((name, rank, and speciality deleted)) who previously had been stationed on the Sebago (a 255 ft. patrol vessel) which was ((deleted)) home ported in Mobile. He was one of the eyewitnesses who saw the UFO and was also the radar operator who actually tracked it.
He explained the situation as follows: The Sebago was conducting an Ocean Station Patrol in an area near Bermuda. As was common practice during the late night hours, the ship's engines were stopped but still on-line and the vessel was merely drifting in the open ocean. Around 2 or 3am a lighted object was spotted low in the sky off the starboard beam at a distance of only a mile or so. It also showed up on the air search radar as being stationary.
At this time there were several watch personnel on the bridge, including the Officer of the Deck. They watched the object for several minutes before it started moving slowly in a circular pattern around the ship. When it reached the starting point it suddenly headed away from the ship at a rate of speed which was beyond the capability of the radar to measure.
The details above are approximations as I remember them and I am not not implying that they are totally accurate. As a ((former)) Coast Guardsman, I have always been intrigued by this incident and would like to know if you have any data related to it.
Thank you for any assistance which you may be able to provide.
((name, address, and telephone number deleted))
E-Mail: ((e-address deleted))
((NUFORC Note: Date and time are approximate. Information deleted to protect the anonymity of the source of, and participants in, the sighting. PD))