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Date:

1977

Location:

San Fernando Valley, California, United States

Summary:

Object moved acriss sky from east to west, slowed and stopped, hovering for abot ten minutes and then departed straight up.

Date Reported:

10/24/2004 6:22:08 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:00p.m.

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

15 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Urban

Size of Object(s)

golf ball

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

hard to say, maybe 10 miles

Shape of Object(s)

round

Color of Object(s):

very red light

Full Description & Details

While driving north on freeway 101 approximately at the Canoga Avenue exit, my wife and I saw very cleary a red object moving rapidly from east to west that appeared to be above the west valley mountain range but distance was not possible to estimate. The object at first had a red trail behind it like a meteor, which was what I thought I was witnessing. However, the object was moving sideways maintaining about the same altitude and not 'falling' like a meteorite normally falls, i.e. in a downward direction. As I watched more closeley I noticed a distinct blue cone of air in advance of the object, as if it was causing the air to turn 'blue' hot in front of its advance. We pulled over so I could focus on it instead of the traffic. It was directly in my front windshield and easy field of view. I kept trying to determine what it could be and came quickly to the conclusion that I had not ever seen anything flying like this before. As it crossed my field of view it began to slow. As it slowed, the blue cone became smaller and smaller until the object stopped altogether and the blue cone disappeared, leaving just a large red dot in the sky. At that point, if one had not been looking at it closely, it could have been lost against the stars, except that it was much larger than a star. It looked like the size of a golf ball, say ten to twnety times larger than a star and it was very red. After a few minutes watching it stand still, we drove on and continued to keep our eye on it. When I reached the Mulholland exit, it was still at about the same angle in the sky, making me think it was still several miles away. At that point, it started moving again. Only this time it receded, striaght up and way from us. Again the blue cone appeared, but because of the changed direction, the blue cone was a round circle and no longer cone shaped. It encircled the object making me think it was receding up and the blue cone was in front of it still but appeared round because it was not going across the sky. It began to get smaller and smaller and the blue circle also became smaller and smaller. As the size decreased it became more faint. This continued until it became too small to see any longer. The total time elasped was about 15 minutes. To this day it is vivid in my memory and I wrote down the whole thing later that night when I got home. I consider myself an open minded skeptic. I have no use for beliefs or opinions. Its either facts or I am happy to say "I don't know". I dont' know what this was, but I am certain that I saw exactly what I describe and that it was not anything like a plane, jet, missile or similar object form one of the nearby bases. I have seen too many of those to know it could not have been anything military.

Witness Background

I am a construction manager working in the real estate development and building business. My specialty is high rise buildings. At the time of the sighting I was an estimator for a concrete company. I have a degree in economics. I speak two languages (French as a second language). I have a very high IQ, over 140. I have studied physics and mathematics extensively during high school and college. I attended high school at a private boarding school in England. I believe in nothing. I am only interested in facts. I have always been extremely stable and have never had any psychological or physical problems. I am a senior executive at an international building firm based in San Jose.

Other Comments

It is good that you are doing this. There must be many people such as myself who have seen unusual things flying around and who have not reported them for one reason or another. In 1977 I would have never reported this for fear of being scorned but today things are chaning thanks to people like you. I consider it a high mathematical probablity that, in an infinite universe, other intelligent beings must exist.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Sebastopol, CA, USA

Age: 

51

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Date:

August, 1997

Location:

Springfield, Oregon, United States

Summary:

"Black Triangular" type craft. Sighted moving North to South at a very slow rate of speed with no engine noise evident. exact altitude unknown, but appeared just above the hilltops of an area known as "The Marcola Hills".

Date Reported:

10/21/2004 4:51:25 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:45 AM

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Suburban

Size of Object(s)

Like a yacht.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1 mile

Shape of Object(s)

Sea Skate

Color of Object(s):

White

Full Description & Details

I saw the "black Triangular" craft mentioned in the Belgium reports, but rather than just seeing the bottom of the vehicle I saw the entire craft. The description of a black triangle is basically correct, but the shape was more rounded, or organic. At first I thought it was the space shuttle because it was all white.There may have been a pale silvery shimmer outlining the craft, or this may have been my remembrance of moonlight on the hull. It was a solid shape rather than having a separate wing structure. The overall shape reminded me very much of a sea skate, with the two forward wings contouring downward and being rounded at the wingtips, and the back end of the craft being more straight. It was very low above the ground, moving from North to South from just north of a line of hills locally known as "The Marcola Hills". I actually witnessed it appear from behind the hills and proceed South. Exact altitude unknown as it was about a mile to the west of my observation point, but it appeared to be just about at hilltop level, and close enough for me to observe in detail the way that the white lights were mounted. These large, round lights were recessed in an outer metal ring, and reminded me very much of a standard heat lamp light such as would be found in a bathroom here on earth. The red light at the center rear was smaller than the 3 white lights. What I most noticed at the time was that the lights were not forward mounted in order to light up the area in front of the craft, they were all mounted so as to light up the ground, or area, underneath the craft. I witnessed the craft from the time it first appeared from behind the hills until it proceeded South beyond my ability to see it further from my vantage point. It's speed was such that It appeared to move more like a dirigible than an aircraft - meaning that it simply glided slowly along with no engine noise whatever.I was at first afraid of being observed, but I soon realized that I was watching it through glass patio doors from a totally darkened room, so I was able to take in many details. The night sky was very clear and black at that time. I called the Air Force the next day to report it and was told that they no longer track such sightings. Since That time I have taken no other action regarding the matter. I have often wished to share my information with others who would take me seriously and have contacted your organization after watching the "Unsolved Mystery" progam and seeing a blurred photo of the bottom of a craft with similar conformation to my sighting.The size of the craft that I saw could be said to be about the same as a standard aircraft. I swear that this statement is true and I have not embellished any detail of it with things that did not occur.

Mary S. Lynn

Green Valley, AZ

(Formerly of Springfield, OR)

Witness Background

US Citizen, Female, raised in Chicago Area, very visually detail oriented with experience as Cable TV show Director for 5 years prior to sighting.

Other Comments

I hope this information will help to fill in some gaps about the physical confomation of these craft.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

US Air Force

Name: 

Mary S. Lynn

Your Location: 

Green Valley, AZ

Age: 

55

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Date:

October, 1996

Location:

corby, United Kingdom

Summary:

black triangle with a bright light in each point,silent

Date Reported:

10/20/2004 2:06:30 PM

Sighting Time: 

01:30am

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

5 mins

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

urban

Size of Object(s)

about the size of a jumbo jet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

200 feet

Shape of Object(s)

triangular

Color of Object(s):

looked black

Full Description & Details

i was driving along the street at the time stated with my daughter in the car with me,i saw the craft about 200 feet in the air,it had no flashing lights just the bright ones at each point and they were on constantly,i wound my window down and turned off my radio,the craft didnt make any sound at all,i followed it for about 5 mins but was heading out of town into open countryside and thought better of it,about 3 days later we saw it again outside my house,again it was about 200 feet up and there was no sound from it at all,i would say it was about the same size as a 747 maybe a little bit smaller

Witness Background

43 yr old process operator,comprehensive education 13 gce's,considered myself sceptical about ufo's until i saw the craft whether it was from outerspace i dont know but ive never seen anything like it b4

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

corby uk

Age: 

43

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Date:

January, 26, 1988

Location:

Sydney, Australia

Summary:

Please go to NUFORC, Event Date Jan 26 1988

Date Reported:

10/20/2004 8:12:20 AM

Sighting Time: 

11.30-12pm

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

2

Duration: 

3 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

pre olympic site

Size of Object(s)

200ft approx

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

300-400 Metres

Shape of Object(s)

cigar

Color of Object(s):

golden glow

Full Description & Details

My friend and I saw at a distance of around 300-400 metres away a huge craft. After 16 years your site has revealed the exact craft we saw

UFO PHOTOGRAPHS, 1980's, Page 2

Tepoztlan, Mexico, 1985

The full report is at NUFORC. Since 1994 I have been emitting strange shiny metalic particles from skin. Both Bill Chalker and Peter Davenport have done preliminary testing on particles. At this stage particles Unidentified except for Bill Chalker telling me they appear to be a form of Mica mineral. Bill Chalker also has a Pathology report also identifying unknown particles from skin. Peter Davenport reports RE: samples sent

'' too tiny to identify, can be seen by naked eye though..will need to be placed under electron mineral identifying microscope.

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Below is the original report submitted to NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center):

Occurred : 1/26/1988 23:00 (Entered as : 01/26/1988 23:00)

Reported: 4/19/2004 7:10:20 AM 07:10

Posted: 4/27/2004

Location: Sydney (Australia),

Shape: Cigar

Duration:3 minutes

UFO Encounter Close 26th January 1988 Pre Olympic Site Sydney 2000 .

On the 26th jan 1988 around 11pm or a bit later my friend and i were driving along the highway next to the now Sydney 2000 Olympic site. We were alone and one car was about 1 kilometer in front. A bright light approached us and veered to the right. It was a huge craft 400-500 meters away and 200 ft off the ground estimate size 200 ft long. It was cigar shaped and pulsated from the centre outwards every 3-4 seconds a golden yellowish glow. We slowed down I was driving and observed it for several minutes before it vanished over a disused factory quarry sites..I reported this to 2 researchers in 1993 after a series of dreams of people in robes telling me they would appear at the time of a great games in Sydney. When this was reported in 1993 as yet we were not awarded the Olympic games the site was not even chosen. In 1995 onreported to this day I have been emitting from the pores of my facial skin shiny metalic particles that shine like the sunwhen hit by light.It is not glitter as they are much smaller and different to anything I have ever seen. I have never worked in a metal industry . I am a nursing carer and musician. In 1995 I suggetsed to my brother to release the story in a dial up 1900 tele site. Evidence of this is in the papers of Sydney Telegraph Mirror. Late on that year we were awarded the Olympic games and the site where my friend and i witnessed this gigantic craft was commenced to be built. I have just recently this month decided to keep all the shiny metalic things coming out of my face .I have 2 samples which I need to have examined for my peace of mind as I have no explanation for what is happening to me. My family ,wife and friends have also commented on these things coming out of my face. This occurs almost everymonth and i do feel weak and ill for the past 10 years nearly. I need answers desperately. The 2 samples I have this month are on clear tape the stuck to white paper. I do not wish to be treated like a test pig but am now at the stage wjere I need help in this! phenome nah. At the time of the 2000 Olympics the East Coast Of Australia was inundated with reports of UFO's...I am totally sane . I need to have someone examine these samples under an Electron Microscope or something.. I am a Christian and telling the truth in Jesus Holy name ((name deleted))

((NUFORC Note: We will encourage the witness to attempt to document the part about the metallic fragments, and try to put him in touch with someone who can assess what they may be. PD))

Witness Background

Former Government worker / Carer for the sick

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

as above

Your Location: 

Sydney, Australia

Age: 

44

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Date:

1979

Location:

El Paso, Texas, United States

Summary:

A mettalic and reflective object the size of a limousine, flew from south to north on the west side of the Franklin mountains at an approximate speed of 50 mph and with a wobbling or tumbling motion.

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 4:21:08 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:30 PM

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

4

Duration: 

5 to 10 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Suburban

Size of Object(s)

Limousine sized

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

3/4 of a mile

Shape of Object(s)

Like a squashed and stretched sideways Mercury capsule.

Color of Object(s):

I say it was dark metal and highly reflective and my brother remembers it as silver and reflective.

Full Description & Details

A mettalic and reflective object the size of a limousine, flew from south to north on the west side of the Franklin mountains, in El Paso, Texas, at an approximate speed of 50 mph and with a wobbling or tumbling motion. The object was about 3/4 of a mile from the witnesses and about 500 feet above the terrain, but below the tops of the mountain peaks. Speed and altitude were constant. The distance to the object was easy to estimate given the known distance of our house from the mountain. Our entire family witnessed the event. First to witness it were my father, mother and brother. They were in the back yard which faces to the south. The object approached from the south, from the direction of downtown El Paso. It flew low and close to the mountain and at a steady rate of speed. The Franklin mountains run in a north-south line, dividing the city into east and west sides. We lived on the west side. It flew between our home and the mountain, so the sun was to our backs (west) and shined full on the object, which was to the east of us. The day was clear and cloudless, late afternoon on a Saturday or Sunday. As the object proceeded north my brother ran into the house and yelled at me to go out front on the balcony and see this object. He got my father's binoculars and joined me on the balcony. We had plenty of time, the object was not in a hurry. We passed the binoculars back and forth at least a couple of times, but the object was plain to see with the naked eye as well. There was no sound. There was no wind. We had many times seen planes fly this route along the mountain and you could clearly hear them and see them for what they were. It is the desert and sound carries on a quiet and windless day. It was not a helicopter. All of this was easy to understand immediately with or without binoculars. It was not a balloon. Because of El Paso's proximity to White Sands Missile Range, Holloman AFB, Ft. Bliss, etc., we were accustomed to seeing weather balloons, strange military craft and even large pieces of card board aloft high in the sky from the not too infrequent wind storms. We had even seen missile tests on occasion when we were on our way to Ruidoso, New Mexico. We have seen more shooting stars and meteors and space junk burn up over El Paso than I can recall or count, even beautiful day time meteors - and that is something to see. Obviously this was none of those. What I guess was so remarkable about it at the time was just how unremarkable it was. We watched it as long as we could, until it finally was lost to sight heading north along the mountains. My father, in law enforcement for more than twenty years, had no explanation for it, but he was a practical man and he went about the yard work. What should he do about it. My mother was at a loss as well. She actually recalls reading about it in the paper the next day. Others had seen it and reported it apparently, but it had never occurred to us to do so. What would be the point? I was impressed, but after seeing such movies as Close Encounters it was a little anti-climactic, however, with time, this sighting has really intrigued me more and more, and as a spoiled young man of 17, I guess I sort of took it for granted, hoping that if I ever did see something that it would be so much more impressive. As I learn more about the phenomenon I am coming to realize just how good and impressive the sighting really was. And how unique the experience was, as I may never have the opportunity to see such a thing again.

NOTE: Regarding the time of the sighting, it is possible that it was Spring of 1980, but it was certainly during my senior year in High School and definitely not winter or cold weather. Check the El Paso Times and see if you can find a report for 1979/1980 that happened on a weekend.

Witness Background

I am 42 now and married, but no children yet. I work in the TV & Video production business. I have two degrees - a BS and an MBA. I have travelled quite a lot. And through the years I have spoken to a lot of people about this subject and have been surprised to find out how many people, from all walks of life, have had very good sightings of these kinds of objects. None of them ever reported the experience to or through an "official" channel.

Other Comments

There is actually a photograph in your archives of an object that looks remarkably similar to the one that I saw. This photo was shot in the 80's somewhere in south, rural Texas someplace. I am not much for sketching this thing, it is easy to imagine. Take an old Mercury capsule, put a nice glossy finish on it, pull it and strectch it out laterally from the center until it is about 16 to 20 feet wide and then you have got yourself a fair approximation of what it was shaped like. What was funny about the shape of the thing was that at the time I told some friends about it they told me that I could not know what I was talking about since UFO's were obviously shapped like two contact lenses or saucers placed end to end! Oh well, what you gonna do?

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Mike

Your Location: 

Houston, TX

Age: 

42

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Date:

September, 22, 2004

Location:

Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States

Summary:

Photograph of unknown object or plane taken at nighttime

Date Reported:

10/19/2004 3:43:12 AM

Day/Night: 

.

No. of Object(s): 

.

Full Description & Details

Snapped these pictures last night in Waupaca Wisconsin. Was hoping someone could tell me what type of aircraft this is.



Object was moving from West to East just after sunset.

Jeff.

Name: 

Jeff Plath

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Date:

October, 1979

Location:

Tiffin, Ohio, United States

Summary:

My entire family witnessed a candle-flame shaped object which hovered in the sky over a distint field for 10 minutes with no change in shape or size. After that it sped away very quickly and disappeared.

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 7:36:44 PM

Sighting Time: 

6:30

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

No. of Witnesses: 

4

Duration: 

15 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

Rural

Size of Object(s)

1/4 the size of a full moon

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

1/2 mile

Shape of Object(s)

teardrop shaped

Color of Object(s):

flame colored, orange-yellow

Full Description & Details

The year on this is approximate, but I know it was between 1977 and 1979, and it was winter because we were on our way to my aunt and uncle's house in the country for dinner (so it was relatively early) but it was already dark (thus, winter.) On the way, we noticed an odd light hanging over a field off to the right of the car - it looked exactly like the flame from a candle, and was about an inch or so in size, from our perspective. This was much larger than stars or other planes, but smaller than the moon.

It was so strange that we pulled over and all four of us (my parents, my sister, and I) pulled over and got out of the car to watch it. It stayed motionless for quite a while - five or ten minutes - while we watched it, feeling a sense of real wonder. Then, suddenly, it zoomed off, getting smaller and smaller very quickly and finally disappearing. It doesn't seem likely that we could have been staring at a moving object that whole time because of how quickly it disappeared once it seemingly began to move. It appeared to hover for the first period we viewed it.

I'd guess that it was fairly far away, and it did not do anything that made me think it was aware of us. If it was occupied with something, it was several fields over and we didn't come to its attention.

We never saw anything else there.

Witness Background

I'm 35, a manager at a software company, graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon. Married. Several other odd experiences of a mystical or unexplained nature in my life, but nothing as drastic as abductee type stuff. I'd call myself a cautious, semi-skeptical believer in UFO phenomenon.

Reported Sighting? 

No

Name: 

Megan

Your Location: 

Seattle, Washington 98117

Age: 

35

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Date:

December, 1985

Location:

London, England, United Kingdom

Summary:

Enormous 'H' shaped craft high in the sky, moving swiftly toward London.

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 7:02:06 PM

Day/Night: 

Dawn

No. of Witnesses: 

3

Duration: 

approx 10 mins

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

urban/city

Shape of Object(s)

'H' shaped with lights all around the perimiter.

Color of Object(s):

Dark grey-ish

Full Description & Details

In the company of two friends, I was on my way to deliver a Christmas parcel to my sister who was living/working in London. We were travelling down the Edgeware Rd toward London when I noticed the object through the window and commented that it looked really odd and was moving very fast. My two friends both looked and saw the object and we stopped the car and got out, and stood there for about 10 minutes watching it literally shoot across the early morning skyline. As I said, the shape was very distinct, like a capital I or H, depending on which way you looked at it, with lights all around the perimiter.

On returning home late Saturday night, I told my family, who listened, but I doubt they believed me. I have a vague memory that the following morning there was an article in the paper (I forget which one) saying that pilots of an aircraft approaching or leaving Heathrow had been 'buzzed' by a UFO at about the same time we saw the object on the Edgeware Rd. As far as I remember there was no mention of the unusual shape.

I've never heard of or seen pictures of a 'UFO' of this shape before and I wonder if anyone else saw it?

Witness Background

Sane, sensible homemaker! At the time of the sighting I was much younger of course, not yet married, and very much involved in the community. I taught Sunday School and had worked in Business Administration and nursing, amongst other things.

Other Comments

Just for the record, I have never believed in UFO's and I use the term to describe the object I saw simply because I don't know what it was or what to call it...

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

My family, and some friends

Your Location: 

England, UK

Age: 

46

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Date:

August, 1980

Location:

Province du Quebec, Canada

Summary:

Greenish black triangle 200-300 ft wide, low, noiseless

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 2:29:37 PM

Sighting Time: 

3:30pm

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

1

Duration: 

3-5 minutes

No. of Object(s): 

Single

Urban or Rural: 

rural

Size of Object(s)

250 feet

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

50 feet

Shape of Object(s)

triable

Color of Object(s):

greenish black

Full Description & Details

Our house is set in a grove of trees. The kitchen faces a south westerly direction.

As I was sitting at the kitchen table looking in a south westerly direction, a huge black triangular shape loomed up just over the tree tops. It covered an area of about 200 - 300 feet. (i judged this on the theory that our telephone poles are set approx 100 feet apart)

I ran to the front gallery (facing south west and watched as the object moved over the tree line and then over my head at approximately 75 to - 100 feet. I observed that the color of the craft was actually a greenish black and that the underside of the craft looked like an intestine, in that it consisted of a tubular shape running back and forth across the belly of the craft. The craft glided slowly, approximately 5/10 miles an hour, noiseless, no turblence and no sense of heat or cold. I don't remember any lights or windows as this happened a long time ago.

As the nose of the craft glided over my house, which is about 30 feet wide, I ran to the back of the house. The first 1/4th of the craft (the pointed nose and what would be a cockpit ) was passing over and I watched the rest of the craft glide silently by.

My 16 year old daughter was with me but she does not recall much of the sighting.

Witness Background

Sr Administrative Assistant for an important Pharmaceutical firm

Reported Sighting? 

No

Your Location: 

Ormstown Quebec Canada

Age: 

63

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Date:

October, 15, 2004

Location:

Es Vedras, IBIZA, Spain

Summary:

Denial and lies are rampant amongst the Spaniards.Go to Ibiza you will see and hear

Date Reported:

10/17/2004 1:44:15 PM

Sighting Time: 

11:00-03:00

Day/Night: 

Nighttime

Duration: 

always 3 seconds

No. of Object(s): 

Multiple

Urban or Rural: 

coast

Size of Object(s)

20 metres

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

3km

Full Description & Details

There is an underwater base at Es Vedras Ibiza.On a clear night you will see and hear.

Do not ask the local natives they are afraid and some will be hostile even,Ask divers around San Antonio and they will even describe the sounds of ufos impacting the water.

They were not meteorites-they were ufos at incredible speed some rapidly changing course with impossible maneuvers defying gravity.All aiming for the beautiful rock formation and disappearing about 1000 feet above ground level,10 seconds later you could hear amongst the waves the 2 second thud(DOOOHHNDEDOOOHHN).The 2 nights I spent there I saw over 70 phenomenon.Only once did I see a ufo climbing from the water vanishing with great speed.Sometimes 2 ufos were seen entering the water

from the North.80% came in from the East with a trajectory roughly with Malta.Go to Cala Da Hort look above the island from 10:00 pm on to 04:00 in the morning and you will witness.Interestingly on both nights at 11:00 pm beginning 2 boats with strong horizontal lighting appear and move back and forth behind the rock formation.As if to act like beacons.Locals say they are fishing for squid but do they only fish there?Is that not a dangerous place to be?No red and green light on acording to the International Maritime Convention either.It has been reported that during the day a single cloud drops onto the rock formation and remains ther for hours-even on a cloudless day.Folks there is definitely an underwater base there and the rock formation is an important navigational point.

Your Location: 

Germany

Age: 

36

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