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IN SOUTH AMERICA:
Ciudad Bolívar, 28 March. Four young people between the ages of 13 and 16 have been hospitalized as a result of shock and undiagnosed illness after seeing a fiery object dive into the Orinoco River. When the object touched the water, it caused great "luminosity," and all of the young people fainted at the sight. Hospital and medical authorities were concerned about the young people who had stayed abed for several days. They were found in the unconscious condition by the mother of one of the girls.
On April 19, 1957, at 11:52 A.M., two metal disks were seen entering the Pacific Ocean at 31°15' N. and 143°30’ E. A violent turbulence followed their immersion. The witnesses were Japanese fishermen on board the Kitsukawara Maru. The point in question is among the deepest in the Pacific Ocean (more than ten thousand meters deep).
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The Japanese fishing boat Kitsukawara Maru was sailing south of Yokahama (sic) with its five man crew on April 19, 1957. All hands saw the sudden appearance of two silver saucer-shaped metal craft plunge into the water nearby. Immediately afterward, the sea where they fell became furiously disturbed, boiling and churning violently. The crewmen searched for wreckage but found nothing.
Then, in April 1957 at Kolobrzeg, coastguards and civilians saw the sea suddenly become agitated. Then the waves in a particular stretch of water swelled and out shot a triangular object of 4-5 metres in size. It rose swiftly, encircling the locality, then finally rushed upwards disappearing into space. Army units were rushed to the spot and made an exhaustive search of the brushwood on the seashore. The next day a team of divers did the same in the water.
Image of bioluminescent red tide event of 2005 at a beach in Carlsbad California showing brilliantly glowing crashing waves containing billions of Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellates.
March, 1963 A U.S. Navy submarine exercise was taking place off the coast of Puerto Rice. Sonar indicated an unidentified submerged object traveling well below the U.S. subs. The object was traveling at speeds of over 150 knots, and U.S. personnel were also astonished at the depth at which the USO was moving. The object was over 20,000 feet under the ocean. A typical "crush" depth for a submarine is 7,000 feet, but this object was exceeding the technical capabilities of all subs, even those of today. The USO was tracked for almost four days by the entire carrier crew. It was reported that the USO would propel away, but then stop to rest, allowing for continual tracking by the navy.
Nov. 11, 1972 Reported in the International Press, on Nov. 11, 1972, the Norwegian Navy was tracking a fast moving submarine like object on sonar. A fleet of surface ships with specially equipped sub hunter helicopters was assembled to find the object. On Nov. 20, 1972, the USO was seen visually for the first time. It was described as being a massive silent cigar shaped object. One of the ships promptly fired it's guns and torpedoes at the craft. Some of the other ships who also saw the object fired at it, but the object began to dive. Then the ships started dropping depth charges. After tracking the object for two weeks, the Navy decided to blockade the cove and trap the object. However, after about fourteen or fifteen days, the object disappeared.
Feb. 8, 1960 The Argentinean Navy was tracking two unidentified submerged objects beneath their waters. Then, on their sonar, they observed the underwater objects break apart. As soon as the objects broke apart, they flew out of the water and into the sky. This case caught the attention of the Soviet Union, who sent officials to investigate the incident.
Originally posted by karl 12
CHUD Interesting angle and I'm sure that many misidents are caused by the eyecatching and beautiful sight that is bioluminescence but I'm also sure that many highly experienced Ship's Captains and Sailors are capable of "identifying and attributing" this type of phenomenon.
Originally posted by karl 12
When you consider many of these unknown objects are also captured,plotted and tracked on (sometimes multiple) sonar screens travelling in 'unheard of depths at unheard of speeds' then the
bioluminescence explanation seems a little redundant.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
I havent seen any book especially on USOs yet, so stuff like this might inspire such a book.
The carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt was cruising about 40 miles off the coast of Florida on May 15 in an area where the water is shallow—only around 100 feet deep. The carrier draws 25 feet of water so it had about 75 feet clearance. Then occurred one of those mysteries that confounds students of the ocean. The Navy itself has been extremely evasive regarding the incident.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt hit something.
What it hit remains unknown. The skipper, Capt. T. W. Hopkins, said the Roosevelt "shuddered" on impact with the object. The Navy reported that damage "apparently was not too extreme."
"I don't know what happened," Hopkins said. "I made my report to Admiral Cornwell and I can't say much other than that there were no submarines or anything like that ... not at all."
There was an oil slick from whatever the huge ship hit. "I don't ascribe it to anything of a foreign nature or source," Captain Hopkins declared, whatever that means.
Capt. S. S. Search, Chief of Staff to the Commander of Fleet Air, Jacksonville, also explained nothing when he said: "We are limited as to what we can tell people at certain times, and I can't say what we've heard. But I think I would be inclined to discount such a report about submarines."
Thus two captains went to the trouble to deny that whatever the Franklin D. Roosevelt hit was an unidentified (Russian) sub.
But it must have been something mighty strange to damage the gigantic carrier and send a huge oil slick bubbling to the surface.
SOMETHING DOWN THERE
Now this may be only coincidence, but it is a very strange coincidence. Two days later, Captain J. H. Hanson of the Danish freighter Mary North radioed that he had sighted a lighted, distress signal buoy in the North Sea off the Netherlands. A message from him the following day said that the Mary North had stopped its engines, and the crewmen were able to hear clearly from the engine room a strange, knocking noise underwater.
"We were unable to understand the signals," Hansen reported.
Upon notification of this radio message, the Dutch destroyer Utrecht was dispatched to search the scene.
It radioed that at (sic – it) had made "contact with a subject underwater." Then it continued its observations by radioing that it "discovered nothing further."
The British also dispatched a destroyer to the scene. Nothing further was reported, but the British Admiralty announced sourly that "there is no submarine belonging to any country missing."
"Many officers were skeptical, but the reports were hard to deny. They were carefully recorded. On October 7, 1977, a submarine repair ship called the Volga was at sea when nine disk-shaped objects circled it. This lasted eighteen minutes. And all the time the radio, the on‑board communications systems, all the electronic equipment went berserk. The commander, Captain Tarantin, ordered his men: 'I want you to observe this carefully and to remember it! I want you to take pictures and to draw it, so that when we return to the Soviet Union no one will be able to say that your captain was drunk or crazy!'"
"Were such reports made public?"
Azhazha shook his head no. "At the time, naturally, they were classified top secret. Now we have a more open attitude in this country. We are able to talk about such things. On a few rare occasions I did publish some UFO information, but I paid for it under Leonid Brezhnev. The official reaction was very harsh, very negative. My career suffered as a result, and the directorship of a scientific group was taken away from me."
"As the target descended, the two sonar operators aimed their pulses in the general direction of the dropping object. Almost immediately (in a matter of seconds) following loss of radar contact, both sonar operators received audible "pings," indicating a strong echo from a fast-moving submerged target at a range of probably 20,000 yards (roughly 10 miles).
The underwater target appeared to be traveling in the same general azimuth and at the same descent angle (at least initially) as the airborne object, implying that the two unknowns were one and the same! The target's speed was considerably reduced, "down to hundreds of miles per hour" but "still moving damn fast," remarked Preston, and it was now moving along a zigzag path away from the ship. Sonar first picked up the target at its upward horizon, perhaps 50 feet below the ocean surface, and continued to register an echo from the object as it dropped rapidly into deep water
...they were to remain silent about what they had seen. "Gentlemen," the officer said, "we will remember that we have all signed the Official Secrets Act (or words to that effect)."
Although there were no threats, the implication was clear that to divulge anything to anyone concerning the tracking of the UFO would be considered a breach of security.
When Preston came on duty once again at 2400 hours, he said he was surprised to discover that a "spanking new book" had replaced the radar log used the previous morning."
"Suddenly, the lights went out. There appeared a yellow halo on the water. It turned to an orange, to a fiery red, and then started movement toward us at a fantastic speed, turning to a bluish red around the perimeter. Due to its high speed, its direction of travel, and its size, it looked as though we were going to be engulfed.
It stopped its movement toward us and began moving along with us about 45 degrees off the bow to the right, about 100 feet or so below us and about 200 to 300 feet in front of us. It was not in a level position; it was tilted about 25 degrees.
It stayed in this position for a minute or so. It appeared to be from 200 to 300 feet in diameter, translucent or metallic, shaped like a saucer, a purple-red fiery ring around the perimeter and a frosted white glow around the entire object. The purple-red glow around the perimeter was the same type of glow you get around the commutator of an auto generator when you observe it at night.
When we landed at Argentia (Newfoundland), we were met by intelligence officers. The types of questions they asked us were like Henry Ford asking about the Model T.
You got the feeling that they were putting words in your mouth.
It was obvious that there had been many sightings in the same area, and most of the observers did not let the cat out of the bag openly. When we arrived in the United States, we had to make a full report to Navy Intelligence.
I found out a few months later that Gander radar did track the object in excess of 1800 mph".
Captain of Navy R5D aircraft,February 8,1951.
In 1969, sailors aboard the USS Calcaterra witnessed a USO that displayed remarkable properties in the frozen waters of Antarctica. They reported a huge, submarine-shaped object burst from beneath the thick ice and rocket into the sky.
Originally posted by network dude
The fact that so many USO accounts have been filed by credible sources and even UFO incidents have had a god bit to do with water, I can't help but wonder if Hydrogen really is a viable fuel source and we just haven't figured out how to use it right yet.