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Occurred : 9/21/1988 03:00 (Entered as : 09/21/1988 3:00)
Reported: 3/15/2005 9:41:49 AM 09:41
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Atlantic Ocean (middle),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 seconds
The light clearly lit up the bow of the vessel, where no light should have been, in the middle of the Atlantic.

We were crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Tidewater boat, M/V tough Tide about 100 miles north of the equator. I had the midnight to four watch.

With every light turned off including radar, I was turned towords the after part of the boat to turn over the tape cossette in the machine. All of a sudden the whole bow was lit up, as bright as day, I turned around to see the light and it emediatly took off to the north and headed to a cloud. The light veered around the cloud and dissapeared.

The object made absolutly no sound, and manouvered like nothing of this earth.

I am a pilot and I was astounded by the quickness of the craft and the intensity of the light. I can still picture this as if it happened yesterday. I made log entries after the occurance and informed the captain. He told me it was a bird, I told him I didn't know what it was, but I know it wasn't a bird

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: One of two seemingly objective, factual, and documentable reports from the same witness. PD))