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Occurred : 9/2/2005 02:30 (Entered as : 09/02/2005 2:30)
Reported: 9/15/2005 11:04:38 AM 11:04
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Tracy Arm (near; on cruise ship), AK
Shape: Light
Duration:15 min.
Balls of light seen from cruise ship in Alaska!

On 9/02 my sister and I were on the Princess Regal cruise ship in route to Tracy Arm Alaska. We had an outside cabin and were on the XXth deck of the ship room # xxx to be exact. My sister had gotten up to use the restroom and then went to the window to look out. She immediately woke me up and told me to hurry and come to the window to see what she was seeing.

There were 5 to 6 balls of light maybe 10 to 15 feet from our window that were just hovering and following the ship. It was very dark out that night and these balls of light were very brigt, gold in color, and had a haze or aura around them.

We stood there for 15 minutes or so just mesmerized by what we were seeing. They were in groups of 5 or 6 and we saw one shoot straight up and over the ship, it was faster than anything I had ever seen. They just seemed to hover and then would disperse rapidly, then would reappear again. We could see smaller ones further out just above the water.

On one of the balls of light we saw a triangular tail appear, it looked transparent, but you could see the outline of it, and then it just shot off and left a vapor like trail. We called the front desk after that and reported what we had seen, but they had no answer of what it might have been.

The next day the Naturalist on the ship called us and we explained to him what we had seen, but he had no explanation. I was looking at the other reports, and low and behold there was another reporting from someone in Aug. 2004 that was on the Regal Princess cruise ship that had reported seeing glowing objects from there balcony. They were lucky enought to be able to take a couple of pictures of the objects because they were outside, unfortunately we were not lucky enough to get any pictures of what we saw.

But because these were sighted by another person in 2004 aboard the same cruise ship and in the same area as where we were at, I am convinced that what we saw was not from this earth. We looked out on 2 other nights at around the same time and we never saw them again. So maybe these are seen out at sea between the route from Juneau to Tracy Arm Alaska.

I would love to hear from anyone else that has seen these objects or anything similar, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I do not mind giving my email address out,