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Re: Gulf Sighting Report - U.S. Navy Witness

From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:10:25 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 16:35:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Gulf Sighting Report - U.S. Navy Witness

Ahoy, mates! & Mr. Field.

>From: Ben Field <ben@abcfield.force9.co.uk>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Gulf Sighting Report - U.S. Navy Witness
>Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 19:19:01 -0000

>Follows is a report BUFOD has recently received, does anybody
>have any idea weather this could have been a spinning satellite?

>I have tracked the REMOTE_ADDR and it tracks to a us.mil domain

It may be genuine or not, I'll continue...

>so it is genuine!

>All the best

>Ben Field
>BUFOD: http://www.abcfield.force9.co.uk
>RPIT: http://www.abcfield.force9.co.uk/rpit/

>First name:    Xxxxx
>Surname:       Xxxxx
>Age:           27
>Occupation:    U.S. Navy (active)
>Email address: (Received)
>Day sighting took place:   Sunday
>Day (date):                24&25
>Month sighting took place: January
>Year sighting took place:  1999
>Time sighting took place:  1900
>am/pm:                     PM

Everthing's great up to here.

>Description of area where sighting took place: Myself, a
>shipmate, and one other under NVG's or Night Vision Goggles
>witnessed a light inside orion's star system.

Fine, no problem.

>Map ref: Gulf of Aden

>Did anyone else witness the sighting?: Yes
>relationship of witness: Shipmates aboard ship
>relationship of witness 2 : same as first above

>Circumstances of the sighting/experience: We observed what
>appeared to be flashing lights in the Orion star system. When

Hold it, er, belay that, Orion "star system"? Excuse me but isn't
Orion a Constellation?

>observed under NVG's the light was stationary and pulsing from
>bright to dim.  There were no planes insight, but the satellites
>we saw were prodominantly moving. We are

Predominatly moving? Are there some (low orbit of course) that

>in the Gulf of Aden on
>a Western Pacific Deployment for the Navy. At about the same
>time we witnessed the occurence on the 24th and 25th of January
>1999.  I sent a message to the Chief Scientist, Dan Werthimer of
>SETI and his reply was, "it must be a plane or satellite

Hello? SETI! Either the Navy has a hotline to SETI (or as a
flight instuctor of mine - a WW II Hellcat driver says) is this
a little "Baker Sierra" (as opposed to the more  modern Bravo

>spinning really fast.  Those two were taken into consideration,
>but since my UFO detecting abilities are poor to yours,

Quick lesson on how to detect UFOs. See unusual object, plasma
ball, saucer shape, light behaving wierdly, you have detected a
UFO, my friends, without the aid of aluminum foil (I'd like to
go into that one later)

>I don't
>really know what I saw.  They at SETI also said that they were
>there to pick up communication.  Maybe if this was a UFO, maybe
>they were trying to get our attention before that sent that one
>and only message to us.  Just no one seems to want to believe
>that may have been the case.

This SETI thing gives me indigestion, do you mean to tell me
that some Swabo of unknown spec. or rank, can just contact SETI
and chat about the nature of the message? What does he/she/it
know of the nature of the flashing lights in Orion, Could be the
Klingons, getting ready to invade, for all we know. Sorry, that
boat won't float.

This post has almost a childish air about it - makes me
wonder.... I've been around and worked  with military types all
my working career, as a pilot, also, I come from an old Navy
family going back to the Revolitonary War - however, they fought
for HRM George the III. (Kept an Auntie out of the DAR). I had
an encounter with a 63' chevy truck that kept me out of the
Navy, but I _know_ military people speak, this one isn't.

>(Weather and Conditions) - Clear
>(Weather and Conditions) - Stars

>The UFO was sighted for Minutes: 20

>Was any photographic record made at the time?: No

>The height the UFO was from the ground was about: in space

>permision to publish report: Yes

Okay, I'm not doubting the origin of the message its the

I doubt - GT McCoy

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