|Occurred : 3/13/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 03/13/1998 20:00)
Reported: 5/15/2004 10:15:18 AM 10:15
Location: Caribbean Sea (U.S. Navy Ship),
|Saw the same object , twice, out to sea , while serving in U.S. Navy.
I was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time, serving on a destroyer. We were out to sea for at least a month when this occured. We were out in or near the Carribeans in the atlantic ocean. We had been circling in a navigation box for at least a few days with the rest of our battle group. The first incident occured when we were undergoing an unrep(taking on fuel)from a naval tanker.It was already dark and the entire crew was out on deck preparing for this unrep. I was standing on the flight deck with some of my shipmates when I noticed that the fuel tanker had an unusual amount of lights on it's mast. Lots. I just kept staring at this mast, then suddenly I noticed that some these lights separated from the rest of the mast. At first I thought it was the helo(helocopter) but our helocopter was secured inside and I could clearly see the other ships helocopter on their flight deck. Now I could see 5-6 white lights in a sort of arch formation following us. Nobody else seemed to see this. I stared at this object for at least 2 min. then I tried to tell my shipmates to look at it, but before I could finish my sentence the object turned one light off then the rest of the lights shut off in order! I thought it was so strange but I had no time to dwell on it because I had work to do.
The second incident happened a few days later when we were preping a old destroyer for target practice the next day. It was dusk and there was still light in the sky.
We were sitting dead in the water, when I came out for my watch duty at the back of the ship(fantail) My Friend came back to visit me and to have a cigarette. We were both paying attention to what our crew was doing with the old destroyer, when I turned around and saw to my right the same 5-6 white lights or orbs, in a row, not even 50-70 yards away! My friend turned around at that time and saw them too. I knew from my training that it wasn't military or commercial aircraft. The weird thing was, was that this object made no sound at all, nor was it moving in any way. I noticed that there was no mass or structure to it, just white lights or orbs an arms length apart. Please remember that it was dusk and I saw nothing but lights. I don't know how long it was there before we noticed it, but it was definately looking right at us. After about 2-3 min. of this it did the same thing again, it shut off one light(from my left) then the rest shut off in a row. Then it was just gone! Heard nothing, saw nothing. My friend freaked out and ran off leaving me there all alone to stand the rest of my watch all night. When I confronted my friend the nexy day, he refused to talk about it and ran off, clearly disturbed. It took me a few days to realize that it was the same object I seen that night we were taking on fuel. Now this is a real story, I'm not crazy, I saw what I saw. Has anybody had a similar incident, please let me know. (oh, I tried to alert operations about what I saw, but they saw no aircraft on their radar)
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