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US Naval Officer's UFO Experience.
In 1989, I was an officer on the aircraft carrier, USS Midway. After having been off the ship for a couple of weeks to help with the birth of my first child, I joined the ship in the Indian Ocean steaming toward the Gulf of Oman. During this time period, oil tankers had been attacked while going through the Strait of Hormuz.
One day, I was standing watch in the CDC (combat direction center). It was my job to over-watch the activity of a crew whose job it was to track the position and movement of all surface contacts (ships) in our vicinity. We never like anybody getting within three miles of us, and we are especially wary when there is a possibility that we may be attacked. I was watching my own radar scope, which happens to be two feet in diameter, very closely, when the sweep of the radar showed three bright returns equally distant from each other.
On the next sweep, there were three blips again. However, they had moved quite a distance. Normally, if a single blip moved that far in a single sweep, I would have taken it as a random high wave crest. But, these three blips were quite strong returns, and they maintained an exact triangular formation. If an aircraft flew low enough, it could sometimes be detected on my "surface" radar which is aimed low to detect ships.
My first thought was that these were three aircraft. But, I had seen aircraft on my screen before, and these blips were moving far faster than anything I had seen before, far faster than even our fighter jets. My second thought was that the blips were missiles. This concerned me a little to say the least. I immediately contacted the other half of CDC which keeps track of the air traffic. I was very certain that they would not have allowed anybody to slip within our perimeter!, which happens to be fifty miles in the air. I asked if our guys were firing any missiles for practice.
I thought this might have been a possibility, especially since the blips weren't moving directly at us. They were coming closer but on a tangent. The air guys didn't have a clue about what I was asking them but said that we were conducting no tests. When the three blips got to what would be their closest point on the tangent, two of the blips made a ninety degree turn away from the ship. The third however, turned directly toward the ship. I was rather excited at the time, but if I had to hazard a guess, I would say that about a minute had passed between the time when I first noticed the three blips and when they turned. I was extremely agitated, and since the guys on the air side apparently weren't detecting my bogies, I called to the lookouts on the 1MC (intercom).
We have actual people on the superstructure with binoculars. I told them that we had something coming in at us at a high rate of speed, and I told them what direction it was coming from. I yelled at the commander in charge of the complete CDC telling him what was going on, but the bogie was coming in so fast that there was no time to react. When the bogie got to within one mile of our ship, it suddenly disappeared from my radar scope. I called to the lookouts, but they had seen nothing.
I reported everything to the commander, but his reaction was strange. There was no reaction at all. While contemplating all the things that had just happened, I realized that I couldn't have been tracking missiles. There are none on earth that I know of that can travel at the velocity I saw on my radar screen. Sure, maybe a shuttle in the vacuum of space, but these bogies had to be flying within thirty feet of the surface of the water for my radar to detect them. A few minutes had passed when the three blips appeared again at nearly the same starting point as the first time. I hollered to the commander letting him know they were back. I called to the air side again. Basically, everything repeated almost identically.
After the second run, I was extremely disturbed. Something unidentified could fly to within a mile of us without full detection, without our lookouts seeing it, and with our total inability to do anything about it even with all the might of an aircraft carrier at hand. The commander seemed strangely unaffected.
So, I left my station, walked over to the commander and expressed as calmly as possible the facts and why they were so distressing to me. I said, "Something just got to within one mile of us, and it got there faster than anything I've ever seen. It made course changes that should have been impossible. And, the only way our lookouts couldn't have seen it, is if it dove into the water. How is this possible?" I told him that I was a skeptic but that the only explanation I could think of was that these things might have been UFOs, like flying saucers from another world.
He spoke rather quietly and said that while I had been off the ship, our CDC had detected an unidentified aircraft and that we had launched, what we call, our alert fighter to intercept and identify it. He said that the alert fighter had gotten to within visual range, the pilot saw a metallic glint, when the object accelerated away from him and dove into the water. The pilot flew over the area, but there was no hint of a crash. One of the carrier's escort ships was sent to the area, but not a trace of anything was found. He said he believed that also had been a flying saucer.
I am still an officer in the U.S. Navy, so I am reluctant to reveal very much personal information. I will give corroborating details if necessary. I'm not saying that what I experienced was proof of extraterrestrial visitation, but I am certainly open to the possibility.
AMAZING USO ENCOUNTER IN TURKEY: THE ALLEGED UNDERWATER UFO PHOTOGRAPH
USOs or Unidentified Submarine Objects have long been observed in Turkish waters. That is, such crafts are often reported to enter, leave, float or travel under the water of seas, lakes and rivers of Turkey. In this respect, the Aegean Sea, the Marmara Sea and the Mediterranean Sea are very active water regions. Below we would get into some further details of the most interesting USO case of all Turkish UFO literature. Here it is.
In August of 1990, a strange underwater UFO was seen beneath the waters of the Aegean Sea which lies between Turkey and Greece. What makes this USO encounter so special is that it includes a colored picture of an alleged Unidentified Submersible Object as a physical evidence. Furthermore, we should add that the eye-witness and the USO are both under the water. Naturally, there are some amazing photographs, motion pictures and video-clips of USOs showing that these mysterious objects are diving into, emerging from, sailing or cruising under the water. However, there was no single evidential picture indicating that the alleged submarine UFO and the photographer were both beneath the sea at some fathoms. As far as we know, this alleged USO photo is therefore the first example of its kind.
This spectacular USO case occurred at 14:00 (2 pm.), on 15th of August, 1990. Its exact place was at 57 meters deep of Saros Bay or just around Turkish inland waters of the Aegean Sea. One can easily state that Mr. Erol Erkmen is a very reliable and sincere person who has reported this mysterious underwater object. Mr. Erkmen was engaging in a discovery-dive for an old sunken ship together with his friend, named as Mr. Kemal whose surname has been kept as secret, when he suddenly located the alleged USO there. Mr. Erol Erkmen said that he began to feel very strangely as if they were observed by something. Then he looked ahead and saw a greenish light inside the water. However, this mysterious object disappeared so soon. After a while, Mr. Erkmen again located the green object at his left-hand side. Consequently, he thought that the USO might have been maneuvering around them. He observed it for nearly 3 minutes. Then he decided to take a picture of this strange light using an older underwater Kodak camera. Immediately he did what he had thought. As soon as Mr. Erkmen took a snap-shot of that USO, its light went out. However, they had to come out of the water, since their oxygen was just about to die out. Mr. Erol Erkmen said that when he studied the negative very carefully, he saw nothing. On the other hand, when he looked up the printed photochrome, he located a mysterious greenish light in the picture. For his curiosity, he made this photograph enlarged for 300 times. He then became too embarrassed by seeing that there was a disc-shaped object with some greenish light in the alleged photo.
If so, what was that? Was it a conventional submarine or a secret man-made vehicle? Was it a kind of phosphorescent underwater organism? Or was it an advanced submersible craft of alien beings? Who knows? Every alternative view has its own pros and cons.
Reserved Matter: Gigantic UFOs in Our Coasts
Among the incidents of this type that occurred in recent years, which have upset the federal and local authorities in the Island, there are two that we will discuss briefly.
The first one has to do with the sighting, two pilots, one of them member of the Police of Puerto Rico, had in the summer of 1995, of an extraordinary flying saucer type craft in waters south of the municipality of Guayanilla.
In a conversation, the officer, who asked us to maintain his identity as anonymous for the moment, told us what they saw: "That it was incredible - said the officer.
We left in a private Cessna airplane from “Cabo Rojo (West)” to the Airport of Mercedita, in Ponce [south of the Island].
It was about 3:00 PM and it was a beautiful day, sunny, clear, without clouds. We were flying a few miles to the south of Guayanilla, over the sea, and suddenly we saw that object.... It was an incredible sight...There, submerged just below the waters, surface, was an object similar to an enormous flying saucer.
It was submerged, under water, but not very deep, and we could appreciate its details. It was a very big object, round and appeared to be metallic, opaque gray in color, like flat pewter aluminum.
It had four stories, with each smaller in diameter, like a cake, and in each floor it had what seemed to be many square windows. On the top floor or section it had a large dome, very big, also metallic. It seemed to us that it was 400 some feet in diameter. We could not believe what we saw. It was something extraordinary.
The police officer told us that they decided to examine it, circling the object and discovered, with great amazement, that the object measured at least a mile in diameter. It took them seven minutes to totally circumvent the object! The enormous object, in the shape of a disc, was just lying under water without any sign of activity, either in its interior, or outside of it.
With great astonishment and a bit scared, they decided to leave the area, landing later at the “Mercedita” Airport in Ponce. Once there, they told other people about what they saw, and they were told of similar incidents that had occurred in the region.
As it were, a couple of days after the sighting of the great UFO, better described as USO (unidentified submerged object) two fishermen from the area had an impressive encounter with a similar object perhaps the same one, of gargantuan dimensions, that exited from the sea in front of them surrounded by great luminosity. Both fishermen suffered what appeared to be severe radiation burns and were medically treated.