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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/21/1988 03:00 (Entered as : 09/21/1988 3:00)
Reported: 3/15/2005 9:41:49 AM 09:41
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Atlantic Ocean (middle),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
The light clearly lit up the bow of the vessel, where no light should have been, in the middle of the Atlantic.

We were crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Tidewater boat, M/V tough Tide about 100 miles north of the equator. I had the midnight to four watch.

With every light turned off including radar, I was turned towords the after part of the boat to turn over the tape cossette in the machine. All of a sudden the whole bow was lit up, as bright as day, I turned around to see the light and it emediatly took off to the north and headed to a cloud. The light veered around the cloud and dissapeared.

The object made absolutly no sound, and manouvered like nothing of this earth.

I am a pilot and I was astounded by the quickness of the craft and the intensity of the light. I can still picture this as if it happened yesterday. I made log entries after the occurance and informed the captain. He told me it was a bird, I told him I didn't know what it was, but I know it wasn't a bird

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date is approximate. PD))

((NUFORC Note: One of two seemingly objective, factual, and documentable reports from the same witness. PD))