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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1985 03:00 (Entered as : 090185 2:00)
Reported: 6/17/2019 2:27:50 PM 14:27
Posted: 6/20/2019
Location: Pacific Ocean (San Diego to Hawaii),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
September 1985. I was working on a fishing boat, heading from San Diego, CA, to Hawaii. We had dropped down to the “Great Circle” to get the trade winds. Along with my boat was another in our code group, the other boats were coming from Northern CA, OR, WA, to meet us in Honolulu.

Slow traveling as during the day we had our lines out. About the 18 days. About the 13th day, I was on watch, and ((woman's name deleted)), on the other boat was also. This was about 0300 hours. We were about 2 miles apart. I had my radar set to 30 miles, as did she.

As I glanced at the radar, I saw a big blip at the 30 mile line. Watched it for a minute, but it was moving so fast, turned to 15 miles, saw the tail end, radioed ((woman's name deleted)), she said, “What the hell is that?”

Went to five miles, then 2 miles, then all of a sudden, the night lit up, a kind of teal blue, very bright, so bright I had to turn my head, then right in front of me, about a mile or so this huge thing was so bright blue and crashed into the ocean. I saw the huge splash, as did ((woman's name deleted)).

The bright blue light slowly disappeared into the ocean about a half mile in area.


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