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Occurred : 5/1/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 05/01/1999 22:00)
Reported: 12/11/2004 12:57:14 PM 12:57
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Shape: Circle
Duration:1 minute
ufo seen by the US Coast Guard Cutter Laurel

I was standing watch on the United States Coast Guard Cutter Laurel. Our Ship was about 150 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral. (The date and time of this event is off because it has been a while. ) bearing at 270 degrees on the horizon was a bright and shiny object that flew to our ship and stopped above. It took about 1 mabye 2 seconds to get from the horizon to our ship. It stopped above our ship.

I was on the top of our ship , above the bridge, which is where we stood for lookout. It was bright but it did not hurt my eyes. the water around our ship looked like water would look at night if someone spotlighted it. what i found strange was i could look at the light without any glare. During this event, the bridge was communicating with me. Everyone thought at first it was a flare. The Captain was a sleep, because it was mistaken for a flare the Captain was awaken , which is protocol for a "MayDay call". I relayed what i was looking at back to the bridge. The object was so large i thought it was only 40 feet above us. Seconds later i found out from the bridge the object is 1 mile above us and 3 miles in circumfrence. _-Very Large - After that their was communiction over the radio that the same thing had happened to other vessels in the area. Another strange thing was that in parts of our ship where their was no light or windows for light , lit up during this event. minutes later i am explaining myself to the Captain what I saw.

I was not ridiculed at all. To many people on our crew of 55 seen it. The next morning our Captain took the crew on deck and told us that he was ordered by an Admiral in the Navy to tell us "That we are not to talk about what we saw ever again off or on the ship" and if we did we would have to answer to him.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))