Occurred: 1968-10-15 21:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2003-09-11 11:38 Pacific
Duration: 30 sec.
No of observers: 1

Location: Pacific Ocean (1500mi.sw of U.S.mainland), , Pacific Ocean

Shape: Orb


Bright, white soundless orb with no trajecory nor trail of flames

A white circle appeared off starboard bow,resembling a ship's running light. Distance at sea from a sailboat at night is imperceptible,so fearing collision with a larger ship, I "came off the wind" to slow speed. The orb,not as large as the moon would appear, shot dead across the dimly lit horizon, toward the starboard-quarter in a split second. There was no trajectory nor trail of flames like a rocket. It simply passed at an incredible speed. No one to whom I've spoken had any explanation for this observation.

At the time, my family, two crew members & I were enroute to Hawaii from Newport Beach, CA. It was my shift at the helm, so I was the only person top-side. Would really like to know what Type of sighting I witnessed.

No sound was emitted from the bright, white object.



NUFORC Note:

Date in October 1968 is approximate. PD


Posted 2003-09-12

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