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Occurred : 10/20/2008 02:00 (Entered as : 10/20/08 2:00)
Reported: 8/14/2009 2:09:51 PM 14:09
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Indian Ocean,
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minuts
at night in the middle of the ocean ( a light from unknown source inspecting my ship) from 50-100 meter

I was onboard a cargo ship (mv priority) on a voyage from china to south Africa, and as a second officer I was incharge of the navigation duty from 0000 to 0400 with one watch man for look out .

In that night and around 0200 Lt longitude was about 80 E , latitude 5 to 10 degrees S , in a calm sea and a dark sky with no ships or targets or any movement object in vicinity , I and the duty AB (lookout seaman) observed a strong light directly aimed to us the (Control room – Bridge) for one second , the source of the light was about 50-100 meters from the bridge, with no sign of any object we kept looking then another strong light flash tow times to us , the light was strong as a search and rescue light or highway truck.

With no reason for light onboard the vessel (even the cargo on deck was trucks) I sent the lookout seaman to check the cargo but no way that the light was coming from the cargo.

I reported to the captain and another check performed with no sign of light from the cargo, the captain said its ok, as long as we don’t have problem.

I and the lookout seaman are sure that it’s abnormal light and we stopped talking about it because no need to talk about unbelievable issues.

I think if its not a military maneuvers it’s a ufo was inspecting the vessel in the open sea more than 2000 nautical mile away from nearest land , and hundreds of miles a way from other vessels.

Hope we confirm that we are not alone soon.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))

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