|Occurred : 3/15/1998 18:00 (Entered as : 03/15/1998 18:00)
Reported: 12/24/2003 9:53:28 AM 09:53
Location: Atlantic Ocean (around Bermuda/Cariibbean),
|While serving in the U.S. navy out to sea, I saw the same object twice and it seen me.
I Was in the navy serving on board a destroyer. we out near bermuda/carribean/puerto rico area out to sea. The first time a saw this object we were participatung in an unrep (getting fuel) from an oiler ship. It was at night and i was on the flight deck with some of my other shipmates, I noticed that the other ship had a lot of lights on their mast, and I thought that was unusual. I kept staring then notice it was an aircraft of some sort, it was following us, seemed interested in what we were doing. I kept looking at it and when told my friends to look it suddenly shut 1 light off and then the rest followed in order. It had about 5-6 lights arched or curved and they were white in color but thats all. about 2 days later I was going on watch out on the fantail of the ship(back). it was dusk not quite dark yet. we were getting a decomssioned ship ready for target practice the next day and some of shipmates took a small boat out to that ship while we were dead in the water. my friend snuck away from the work to have a cigarette in the back where i was. we were talking when i suddenly turned to the port side corner of the fantail and right there, not even 50 yards away was the same object i seen 2 nites before. the lights were all I seen and they were curved about 2 ft. apart and there were 5-6 of these lights. there was no mass behind it, no shadow and especially no sound. no sound!and it was to near to us to have no sound. my friend seen it too and when i asked him if he was actually seeing it, he freaked out and ran off leaving me there by myself the entire night. the 1 thing I noticed was that it seemed to be interested in us or me and i have no idea how long it was there before i noticed it. once we did notice it, it let us look for a while but then it once again shut 1 light off and the others followed in order. then it was gone. no sound, no movement was seen. like it went underwater or something. I honestly think it knew I seen it that one other night and it wanted something, I oft! en wonder what it was,it was no aircraft I was trained to identify.and waht would have happened if my friend wasn't there that night. when I reported it to operations they said they seen nothing on radar.
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