This is a very well made thread and i would consider this case "interesting" - but it's one of those cases which, ultimately, is quite frustrating.
In a nutshell, we have really not a lot to work with except that many witnesses "saw something crashing" into the water - and then this is already the
end of the entire case and what we know.
I can hardly consider something like that as good "evidence" for ET craft or UFOs.
One major factor here that the date this happened, 1967, just reeks of cold war secret military experiments and/or secret space launches, on both
sides, the US and Russia.
We can hardly expect that if any super-secret cold war weapon (eg. a satellite etc.) was indeed coming down that we'd (EVER) get the details since we
can assume this is all kept secret. This would involve any US programs...but also anything Russian.
It's interesting to note that the witnesses did NOT report an UFO initially but that the UFO story was released later ("by the authorities") which
could very well be disinfo to further obscure something which was not supposed to be public. It is also interesting to note that the witnesses could
not even see the shape of the object, all they saw was lights.
This case has so many holes and there is barely anything to go by..ok, we obviously have "lots of documents"...but barely any facts even as basic and
simple as the shape of the object.
In my opinion, more likely some secret military project, crashed spy satellite, anti sub weapon etc..
It was also claimed by several of the witnesses that units of the United States armed forces were involved in the search.
Ah..yep..I was just waiting for this.
edit on 22-9-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)