|Occurred : 4/20/1983 09:00 (Entered as : 04/20/1983 9:00)
Reported: 2/20/2008 3:39:40 PM 15:39
Location: Prince William Sound, AK
|Seeing the sparks coming three to five feet above the ocean and all around the boat
It was approximately late spring of 1983, somewhere between Cordova and Valdez, Alaska on Prince William Sound, while we were fishing (gill-netting). We were on our 40' boat. I was outside on the stern, one early morning, when I noticed our dog on the edge of the boat and looking down at the ocean rather nervously.
I went to him right away and saw what's best described as intermittent sparks three to five feet above the ocean. They were coming out of the ocean.
I looked around our boat and it was on all sides of us. (We were in the middle of it) As we were moving (I believe it lasted about five mintues) I put my fingers in it with no reaction. However, my fingers were not wet!
This really spooked me. Nothing else happened. We passed on through it.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))