|Occurred : 9/9/2002 19:05
Reported: 9/13/2002 17:08
Location: Moriches Bay (Long Island), NY
Name: Captain : ((name deleted)) F/v ((deleted/lobster boat)), U.S. Documentation # ((# deleted)) : 24 years deep sea lobstering on southeast parts of George's Bank.
only witness to egypt Air flight 990's plummet and subsequent crash onto Nantucket Shoals, October 31/Nov 1 1999. Highliner Lobsterman, member of the 2 million trap club. Born ((date and place deleted))
On September ninth at approx. 19:10 hours EDST, while hauling gear on the continental shelf 125KM East, Southeast of Nantucket Mass. I overheard a radio
transmission originating from the vessel "Flight", made to the U.S. Coast Guard group Moriches, Long Island, New York. The master of the sailing vessel "Flight", attracted my ears to pay attention; by hailing the universal distress code "Mayday". I immediately followed the channel shift to Channel 22 alpha, which is a standard Coast Guard working frequency. The master of the sailing vessel "Flight", initially established his line of work, and also the fact that he was in the company of a veteran pilot with thirty years experience. To the best of my recollection, he reported seeing a silver cigar shaped instrument, fly in from the North, heading South, at approximately an altitude of two to three thousand feet, stop, and turn
due east, and propel itself out of visual range at an astonishing speed. I was listening
intently to this conversation as I often due to interesting FM radio conversations. The one thing that struck me, is that, being the sensitive individual that I am, and having monitored countless thousands if not hundred of thousands of Radio conversations over the years, I could not help but sense the fear in his voice. This certainly did startle me. I have a wordly mind, but had never actually heard anything quite so peciuliar. If anyone would like to talk with me about this, I can be reached through this agency.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length on two occasions with this individual, and found him to be exceptionally credible. He is a long-time boat skipper. We express our gratitude to him for taking the time to submit the report. PD))