|Occurred : 7/30/2004 22:30 (Entered as : 07/30/2004 22:30)
Reported: 8/13/2004 9:06:46 AM 09:06
Location: Mississippi Gulf outlet, LA
|Three red light craft approached our boat on a collision eye level course at a very high rate of speed, veared and dissapeared
We were traveling north on the gulf outlet about 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico on a full moon night. As we approached a crew boat heading South, we noticed that they were sweeping the area in front of them with a high intensity light apparentally looking for or at something. With a full moon to our south , we did not need extra light to navigate. We also had our radar on and in the .5 mile mode so that we could navigate around bouys and avoid the rock jetty on each side of the Outlet.My son was navigating and I was piloting, when we observed three red lights (lazer in appearance) approch us from the north at a very high rate of speed.The lights were on the surface of an elongate gray object that was not decernable. It appeared to be on a collision course with us, but than passed within 150 feet from us at eye level. It was between us and the rock jetty 300 ft to the west of us. There was no sound and no wake. When it was south of us we lost visiual contact. It happened so fast that we did not have a chance to look at the rador for that object, however the crew boat was constantally on the screen.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))