|Occurred : 4/10/1979 02:30 (Entered as : 04/10/79 0230)
Reported: 6/24/2003 6:29:46 PM 18:29
Location: Caribbean Sea,
|Underwater lights approached the ship from behind and hovered for around 20 minutes
This may or may not qualify for your database as the object was under water and not airborne.
I was stationed on a Navy ship that was underway in the Carribean Sea between Bermuda and Puerto Rico. I was standing aft lookout when I noticed a round set of lights behind the ship just under the water. The lights were red, green and white split equally at 120 degrees each with a total width of around 6 feet. We were towing a device at the time designed to detect nuclear submarines at long distances.(This device never heard whatever this was).
The light moved from just behind us at around 20 yards to the right then the left and then back as if to be surveying the towed cable that was running behind us. At the time my initial response was that I was not believing what I was seeing. After watching this for about 20 minutes I reported it to the bridge. No sooner had I reported it than it disappeared(almost as if it were listening to me). The report to the bridge brought down the Captain, the chief engineer and the operations officer but the light was long gone by the time they got their and they most likely wrote it off as another young sailor smoking dope on the fantail and seeing things. I never said anything about it after that night but it was definetly unidentified. It is interesting to note that this was in the Bermuda Triangle where so many other strange encounters have occured .
At that time I was a young seaman age 19. I was a fully qualifed lookout with 6 months experience at sea.
It is very possible that even more data is available from the official ships log. I can give all the relevant info if someone wants to call and followup on it.
Quite an erie event in my life especially for one who has always believed there were others out there somewhere.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))