|Occurred : 6/1/1996 22:00 (Entered as : 06/01/1996 22:00)
Reported: 1/24/2007 2:31:09 PM 14:31
Location: Panama (Pacific Coast),
|Lights playing chicken and racing around in the eastern Pacific 50 nautical miles or so west of Panama.
While on patrol in the Eastern Pacific. I observed 2 lights aft (to the west) of my position. At first the lights appeared to be stars of a strong magnitude. As I continued observing they began playing what looked like a game of chicken. They were moving horizontally, in a south to north motion, changing places if you get my meaning, about 4 to 5 points above the oceans horizon. From this action it turned into an infinity shape game of chase. I called out the other person from the bridge. We stared for another minute or so, duty calling, we ran into the bridge, I returned with a video camera, not more than two minutes. The objects were no longer visible. We spoke of it at breakfast and it was dismissed as the heat from the exhaust stacks bending the light. The only problem with that theory is I walked to the rear of the exhaust outlets to observe the objects.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))