|Occurred : 9/21/2006 04:00 (Entered as : 09/21/06 4:00)
Reported: 10/9/2006 3:26:00 PM 15:26
Location: Grand Cayman (offshore),
|Moving lights underwater next to cruise ship in Caribbean.
While on the balcony on the 10th floor of the Carnival Cruise ship "Conquest", I saw a group of blueish lights several hundred feet off the starboard side. It was 4:00 AM and still completely dark, the lights appeared to be underwater. I could see the electric lights of Grand Cayman in the distance, as we approached the island, and first thought that the blueish lights were a boat of some sort.
I focused my attention on the lights and noticed that they seemed to be moving as a group, but also moving individually within the group.
At first, the group of lights moved with the ship, same direction and speed. Then the lights sped forward for a second, then again matched our speed. They seemed to move closer to the ship and I could now clearly see that there were many individual lights, 8 or 10, moving in several different directions or circular patterns within the group.
After a few seconds they moved even closer, toward the front of the ship this time. As the lights approached the front of the ship underwater, they seemed to arrange themselves in single file, before disappearing one by one beneath the hull.
At this point, I got dressed and went out onto the deck to see if I could see the lights on the other side of the ship. Nothing. I finally gave up after a few minutes and returned to my room. I went out onto the balcony again and saw the lights once more. This time, the lights were behind the ship and moving away...or we were moving away from them. I watched until they were out of sight.