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UFO Sighted In The Atlantic Ocean
By Horace Barnes CPO USN Ret.
In August 1960 we had been on a cruise to the Caribbean were we operated in and around the Bermuda Triangle. We were headed back to our homeport, Newport, RI. We were around 70 degrees longitude and 35 degrees latitude, just north of Bermuda, when we saw an object come up from out of the sea and fly away.
As far as I know we did not have such a craft that could perform like a submarine in the sea, then come out and fly through the air! This object was metallic and looked like it could have been made of stainless steel or aluminum.
As it flew over our ship it left what looked like a vapor trail but it was more like it was shedding the water droplets that had clung to it when it was in the water. It made no noise and was traveling faster than any jet aircraft I have ever seen.
My friend and I were sitting on the main deck of the ship, a Navy Destroyer, talking and sharing a box of candy when I saw the object come up from the water on the eastern horizon. It flew over the ship and was traveling west at a tremendous speed.
I ran to the other side of the ship to watch it as it went over the western horizon. A man on lookout watch was on the flying bridge, which is right above and overlooking the main deck, with his binoculars... and I asked him if he had seen the object. He started to tell me if he did or not when the Captain said something to him. (The Captain was on the bridge and was out of my sight so I had not been aware he was there or could hear what I was asking the lookout watchman.) Then the lookout watchman told me what the Captain said. He said, "Tell petty officer Barnes that he didn’t see anything! Nobody saw anything!" Since nobody argues with the Captain of the ship I said, "Aye, aye sir!" and went on about my business.
Later it was all over the ship that a UFO was spotted during broad daylight about 1400 hours and it flew over the ship at 600 knots! But the crew has been instructed not to mention this to anyone. It was feared that we would have to go through a de-briefing session upon returning to port and the Captain made the decision not to report the sighting. He wanted us to be able to go home to our families when we returned to port! As far as I know, no member of the crew ever said anything about this experience. I told only my wife and members of my own family.
I have always wondered what that object was. I found myself always watching the skies to see if I could see anything like that again. I have always had a keen interest in UFO sightings and other mysterious things.
Article submitted by CPO Horace Barnes ~ Tucson AZ