11/10/2013 3:45:49 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Exceptionally large bright star
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
Difficult, 50 100 miles form deck of ship looking up at about 50 degrees
Description of Area / Surroundings
40 miles of North African coast in Mediterranean
Full Description & Details
I was an engineer 23 yrs old sailing on board the BP Tanker "British Skill" sailing towards the Suez canal. I had just came of "watch" just after mid-night, a beautiful calm night, clear visibility could just make out faint lights of coastal township on horizon and stars could not be clearer. I saw this what I can only describe as a larger than most bright star moving in straight lines and cutting back on its self at 45 degrees all in the one movement go to a point cut down to the original start point as if forming a triangle then move of and create another triangular movement. this was over a large area of distance. Knowing what I know now about what I have seen recently within the past 20 years i.e visible satellites in the night sky this object must be travelling in the tens of thousands of miles per hour. My fellow engineer on watch that night stood and witnessed it with me for a few minutes before it just shot off. I am now 75 years old and have never seen anything like that in the night sky since then.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I have always thought to this day with my limited amount of knowledge that the technology was then and even today not capable of such a manoeuvre with rocket or aircraft
Served 5 yrs engineering appr. did 2 yrs National Service, engr. inpector with Honeywell Ltd ,Howden Compressors ltd, Barr @ Stroud Oilfield supplies for North Sea Oil companies all in Scotland
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
From childhood always thought it was comic book imagination style. I believe in what I saw that night. and have never seen anything like it since.