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UFOlogy - Underwater UFOs
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Underwater UFO's
by Bill Hamilton

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Summary: "What secrets lurk in ocean depths? Are
there alien forms of intelligent life that occupy the vast
volumes of water that constitute our oceans, seas,
and lakes? The largest of our oceans, the Pacific,
covers 64,000,000 square miles and reaches a depth
of 36,198 feet, a depth that no ray of sunlight ever
reaches. Could these depths hide alien submarine

Go back to some old books like those written by Ivan
Sanderson. Many reports of UFOs emerging and
submerging into the ocean. We also had sightings a
few years ago off the Palos Verdes peninsula where
UFOs were seen traveling under water.
On the morning of September 4, 1971, four members of the National Geographic Institute of Costa Rica were flying in a A
special map-making camera was slung underneath their plane. It was automatic and large-format, and every 20 seconds it took
another photograph of the lake beneath.
When the photographs were developed, one of the frames showed what seemed to be a metallic disc about 160ft in diameter,
which had just left, or was on the point of entering, the lake. It was giving off light, and had made a sudden manoeuvre at the
instant the photo was taken. The object showed up on neither the previous frame of film nor the one afterwards. Checks on the
negative eliminated tricks of the light as an explanation.

What the geographers had seen was an extraordinary but little-known phenomenon - a USO. Unidentified Flying Objects, or
UFOs, have been reported for centuries. What few people realise is that USOs-Unidentified Submergible Objects - have been
reported for almost as long.

Sometimes, as in the mysterious incident at Lake Cote, a UFO can be seen transforming itself into a USO, or vice versa.

Lake Cote is extremely deep, and there have been numerous other reports of unknown submergible craft entering and leaving
it. Local fishermen, out on the lake in the small hours, have seen various objects below them, giving off coloured lights.
Sometimes the movement of these objects has caused the men to lose their balance and risk plunging into the water. They have
also been blamed for a reduction in the fish population.

One morning, around 9am, two men heard a metallic noise coming from the lake and saw an object emerge that was shaped like
a submarine with three 'domes' on its top. It hung there for a few seconds, then shot off towards the mountains to the north.
Other USOs have been seen in lakes and open seas around the world, sometimes giving out light, sometimes deeply
submerged, sometimes just below the surface, sometimes skimming across it - and sometimes, as at Lake Cote, entering or

Evidently, many of the objects we are accustomed to call UFOs can just as easily travel in water as in the air.

On the night of November 6, 1973, a unique encounter with a USO occurred off the coast of America. Fishermen in Pascagoula,
Mississippi, reported it, coastguards confirmed it. There were nine witnesses. The object was circular or elliptical in shape, about
12ft long, and gave out a beam of amber light. The two fishermen who raised the alarm said it looked like 'a mini-submarine' and
hovered about 4ft below them in the water. It was so close that they tried to hit it with their paddles. HOWEVER, each time they
tried to make contact, the light would go out and reappear in another position. When coastguard officers were summoned, they,
too, tried to hit the USO. They succeeded, and reported that the object, whatever it was, felt metallic.

The coastguards made detailed notes. The object, they said, had a parachute-like shape and moved at a speed of six to eight
knots, making steadily for deeper water. The intensity of its light varied from nothing to a glare that was sometimes too bright to
look at. When a torch was shone at it, the light 'turned off' until the beam was removed. 'The phenomena observed were not
consistent with any known fish, other marine life or known light source,' concluded the coastguard report.

So what was in the water- and why was it there?

THERE is one place in the world where reports of Unidentified Submergible Objects are particularly frequent, and particularly
strange. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean's so called Island of Enchantment, lies in one corner of the area that has become known as
the Bermuda Triangle, renowned for the disappearances of ships and boats, and for sightings of 'flying saucers'. It is here, in
this former US. colony, whose politics and defence are still inextricably bound up with America, that much of my research into the
USO phenomenon has focused. A great deal of the strange activity around the island has centred on the 28,000 acres of
mountainous rainforest known as El Yunque, on the north-eastern coast.

Jose Orlando Golis, who works for the Puerto Rican government, lives close to El Yunque. 'Many people have seen UFOs flying
over the water close to the surface,' he told me. 'Once, at 1am, we saw one with many coloured lights flying next to the sea just
over the surface. 'At first we thought it was a boat. It seemed to be dark underneath and had lights - mostly red and blue at
another, upper level. Then it angled and moved upwards. It made a humming sound, and seemed to head in the direction of El

Felix Rivera is a diver with an underwater salvage company based near the American Naval Air Station which adjoins El Yunque,
one of many U.S. bases on the island. He confirmed to me that UFOs and USOs have frequently been observed often by
American military personnel. 'Navy Seals - America's elite special forces - have seen USOs here,' he revealed. 'Some have told
me that these things will often come up close to boats, then shoot off. They move too fast underwater to be ours.'

Another hotspot of activity is off the south-west coast. In an area known as Cayo Margarita, 15 miles out in the Atlantic, many
fishermen, as well as commercial and private pilots, claim to have seen USOs entering or emerging from the sea. Fisherman
Aristides Medina said: 'Once, I was fishing late at night and two of them passed under my boat, radiating a blue light. On other
occasions, I have seen them when they emerge from the water and fly away at great speed.' He has also seen them plunge into
the water - and always in the same area of the sea. It would seem these objects have definite preferences as to which part of
the ocean they choose to emerge from and enter.

REMARKABLY vivid sighting was reported by a diver called Inocencia Cataquet. He was in the water off Pena Blancas in the
north-east of the island when he came across what appeared to be a disc-shaped submersible craft, lying on the seabed.
The craft seemed to be camouflaged with a sand-like material in order to blend in with its surroundings. Next to it lay a
rectangular object, with a transparent cable, which was moving around in the water. As if in reaction to the divers presence, the
cable was suddenly retracted. Unnerved, Cataquet raced for the surface - in time to see the disc emerge from the water with a
loud buzzing sound and fly away.

WHAT is going on here? If strange metallic craft are emerging from the waters around Puerto Rico on anything like a regular
basis, it is inconceivable that the military authorities could be unaware of it. Some of the American bases in the area have
exactly the sort of equipment that would be needed to track an object from the unknown. For example, there is the huge
aerostat, or tethered balloon, that flies 15,OOOft above the island's south-west coast, with radar installations slung beneath it to
monitor air traffic. A number of witnesses claim to have seen strange flying objects in the vicinity.

Puerto Rico is also host to the unique radio-telescope at Arecibo, a natural crater turned into the parabolic bowl of a gigantic
receiving antenna - the largest and most sensitive radiotelescope in the world. ONE of the acknowledged roles of Arecibo is as a
listening post for alien lifeforms broadcasting from outer space. The project is known as SETI - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial
Intelligence. Yet, ironically, unusual craft and beings have been reported around the radio observatory itself. A large
boomerang-shaped object was seen `hanging' above the telescope. One night, witnesses saw a huge disc in the sky, followed
by three triangular shaped objects.

Is the paradoxical truth that, while SETI looks for extraterrestrial beings light years away, they are operating on its own
doorstep? On a visit to the site in January 1999, I interviewed the observatory's Dr Jost, Alonso. He told me that many local
people believe the observatory is a focus for UFO activity. `This is a complicated issue,' he said. `Sometimes I think military
experiments are responsible for what people are seeing. There are people who say this is a US. government cover-up.

'As to aliens, statistically, there has to be something. There are between 200 to 400 billion stars in our galaxy, and 10 pc of them
are of the same type as our sun. `If other life forms exist, it's only a matter of time and technology before contact is made.'

Certainly, the Arecibo site is a focus for strange phenomena. One of the strangest came in March 1993, when a former British
Airways pilot, Graham Sheppard, experienced a mysterious `lateral displacement', throwing him miles off course, as he was
flying his Cessna 172 light aircraft close to the telescope.

Sheppard, an expert navigator whose experience in the air spans four decades, and includes flying 747s, describes it as the
most bewildering moment of his career. After passing over the telescope, a feeling of unease and growing confusion came over
me,' he says. `Minutes went by with no idea of my position, but I was confident the west coast would soon appear at right angles
to my course. `I recall the shock of seeing the coastline, not at right angles to my course, but parallel. It became alarmingly clear
that I was flying along the south coast. The navigation error here is enormous and should be impossible.' An on-board video
camera confirms that Sheppard's gyro compass was set to the correct bearing for his original course. It also confirms that he
was flying at 2,200ft - yet somehow he had passed over hills up to 3,900ft high. THE aircraft's instruments had appeared
normal, and later weather checks ruled out a freak wind having blown him off course. None of the pilots to whom I have sent
records of this flight can rationalise the displacement.

Sir Mark Thomson, a former Royal Navy Jet pilot who has taken a close interest in the strange events around Puerto Rico, is as
baffled as he is impressed. 'It is one of the most important pieces of evidence I've seen,' he told me. `There is no explanation in
our laws of physics.'

Could such aerial displacement be linked to the disappearances that have made the whole area of the Bermuda Triangle so
notorious - such as the flight of Grumman Avenger torpedo-bombers that vanished off the Florida coast just after World War II?

In Puerto Rico, there are those who report incidents that are equally sinister and inexplicable. I interviewed two groups of
witnesses who, on two separate occasions in 1988, claim to have watched as U.S. Navy Grumman F-14 jets were apparently
`captured or otherwise absorbed' mid-flight by large, unknown aerial craft they were pursuing.

Perhaps it sounds like fantasy. But on one occasion, at least, it seems that the object which had caused such a disappearance
may even have been captured on U.S. radar. `MAYDAY, Mayday. We can see a strange object in our course. We are lost.
Mayday. Mayday' The distress-call came at 8pm local time on June 28, 1980. Jose Luis Maldonado Torres, a 31-year old pilot,
was flying an Ercoupe 415-D aeroplane, together with a 22-year-old student pilot, from Santo Domingo to San Juan, Puerto
Rico's main airport.

I have listened to a tape of some of the Mayday transmissions from the Ercoupe, leaked by a Federal Aviation Administration
source, and the pilots' anxiety is clear. `A weird object in our course made us change course about three different times . . . we
have something weird in front of us . . . We are right again in the same stuff, sir. . .' After these words, the pilots were not heard
of again. A sea and air search revealed no trace. However, a tantalising clue lies in the official report on the incident.

During the Mayday alert, the American Naval Air Station at Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico was in contact with air traffic
controllers at San Juan. At 8.16pm, 11 minutes after the Ercoupe's s last communication, the Americans made an intriguing
comment: `It looks like we may see a few of them out there...' What did this cryptic message mean? It suggests that the air
station had made several radar contacts in the area where the plane disappeared. One of them, of course, was the Ercoupe.
But what were the others? Might one of them have been the `weird object', the disorienting `stuff' that aparently engulfed the
doomed plane?

One possibility is that the US. Navy had been monitoring whatever weird phenomenon caused the plane's disappearance.
Jorge Martin, the island's leading UFO investigator, has an important contact within the military, a high-ranking officer connected
to the U.S. Navy. From this source, we learn that the American authorities grew alarmed after a number of military aircraft, as
well as private planes, disappeared in an area to the north-west of Puerto Rico known as the San Juan Trench.

A steep undersea cleft in the ocean floor, the lowest point this great chasm lies 30,000ft deep, further below sea level than
Mount Everest is above it. HERE is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean. The pressures of sea-water there would crush any
surface creature, and any but the most specially-constructed man-made submarines.

According to Martin's source, the Navy and Air Force found that, on a regular basis, a huge disc-shape craft would come out of
the sea in the Trench, sometimes 'hanging stationary in the air on a great column of water before vanishing or submerging
again'. If this were not outlandish enough, there is more. Pilots were reportedly ordered to approach the object, only for their jets
to 'explode silently, to vanish into thin air'.

Can these astonishing claims be true? And if so, what is the terrible secret lurking beneath the ocean?

A STRETCH of 100 miles of open water divides Puerto Rico from it neighbouring island, the Dominican Republic. That stretch is
known as the Mona Passage. Almost half-way across it, some 45 miles to the west of the last cape of Puerto Rico, lies the small
roughly circular, uninhabite Mona Island. At the time of its last communication, the lost Ercoupa aircraft was just to the east of
Mona Island. Other crews crossing the area have reported anomalies affecting their positioning. One pilot in a light aircraft
noted an `an uncontrollable spin' of his compass.

Jorge Martin's U.S. Naval office offers a remarkable explanation' His revelations about Mona Island are bizarre, extraordinary,
and almost beyond belief. But when I showed my dossier of evidence was shown to Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton, one of
Britain's most respected ilitary figures, he had no hesitation in endorsing my findings
Here is an excerpt from Chapter 10 in my book "Alien Magic"

"What secrets lurk in ocean depths? Are there alien forms of intelligent life that occupy the vast volumes of water that constitute
36,198 feet, a depth that no ray of sunlight ever reaches. Could these depths hide alien submarine bases?

Underwater UFOs have been sighted on many occasions lifting out of their submerged depths and taking to the air. In an article
entitled "UFOs - at 450 Fathoms," UFO Reporter Ed Hyde told of the sighting made by Dr. R. J. Villela, a Brazilian scientist, who
saw a UFO smash through an estimated 40 feet of ice at the South Pole and soar into the sky at amazing speed.

It was author and researcher Dr. Ivan T. Sanderson who suggested that aliens could remain undetected by building their bases
beneath the world's oceans. Dr. Sanderson found that by actual count, over 50 percent of the UFO sightings had occurred over,
coming from, or plunging into or coming out of water. This includes oceans, seas, lakes, and reservoirs. Of the oceanic UFOs
(some term them USOs or Unidentified Submersible Objects), one was tracked by the U.S. Navy near Puerto Rico in 1963. Of
course many of these objects have been tracked over Puerto Rico since that time. On a training maneuver, a sonar operator
detected a sub aqueous object traveling at over 150 knots! The technicians tracked this object for four days and it maneuvered
down to the incredible depth of 27,000 feet. Submarines of 1963 could not dive further than a fraction over a mile into the ocean
deeps. What kind of submersible could withstand the tremendous ocean pressures? And how could it overcome the tremendous
resistance of water moving at such incredible speeds?

(Note: We now know that may use a process called supercavitation)

Many witnesses have reported huge cigar-shaped vehicles emerging from the oceanic hydrospaces of earth to take to the sky.
In 1965, such an event was logged in the records of the Norwegian ship T.T. Jawesta on the 6th of July and in the log of an
Argentinian ship, the Naviero off the coast of Brazil on July 20, 1967. The officers and crew could see a shining object in the sea
no more that 50 feet away from the Starboard side. It was cigar-shaped and about 110 feet in length and emitted a powerful
blue and white glow. It ran silently and without wake through the water. There was no periscope or conning tower or any
protruding parts to this mysterious submarine. It paced the Naviero for 15 minutes, then suddenly dived and passed beneath the
ship and vanished rapidly into the great depths.

For years witnesses have seen many types of UFOs cruising off the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. UFOs have
actually been seen to come out of the water in the San Pedro Channel. In the early seventies, my friend Jim was on the boat
returning from Santa Catalina Island to San Pedro Harbor when he spotted a low, flying disk cruise silently over the channel
boat. The craft was so close he could make out every detail of its structure including the four hemispherical pods on its

Strange blue-green lights have been seen in the water since 1989. In 1989, and again in 1990, witnesses have seen as many
as 20 events an hour. One large light appeared to be as much as 100 feet in diameter. This large light spawned babies no
larger than 10 to 12 feet in length. These lights were seen to move swiftly under the ocean's surface some 500 to 1,000 feet
from the coastline in Abalone Cove. The hypothesis that these may be luminescent fish is discounted by a local marine biologist.
These lights were too large and too swift to be fish. One of the lights was reported to have emerged from the water.

In 1992 a sea kayaker viewed an amazing sight off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. He was four or five miles off the Peninsula when
a waterspout suddenly formed some hundreds of yards ahead of his kayak. As he observed this spout, the forward motion of
the funnel stopped, the curtain of light mist surrounding the waterspout disappeared and a rotating column of what seemed to
be solid ice appeared. As the sun reflected off the rotating mass of ice crystals, it appeared to be a sight of extraordinary
beauty. The height of the ice column was estimated at 100 to 150 feet. When the ice column collapsed back into the ocean, it
created a whirlpool. After this amazing event, the kayaker paddled over to examine floating fragments of ice and found
specimens of fish embedded in the frozen pieces.

The site of these phenomenal occurrences is near the old Marineland Park which closed in 1987. Snoopers believe that the
Park is now a Naval Experimental Marine Biology Lab. Access to the Park is now restricted and many "no trespassing" signs are
posted around fenced areas."
Aliens Under The Sea

Timothy Good, from "Unearthly Disclosure", Daily
Mail (UK) November 11, 2000
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Summary: A new book offering evidence of USOs -
Unidentified Submergible Objects - is written by one
of the world's most respected authorities on UFOs,
Timothy Good, and his findings are supported by
one of Britain's most senior military men, retired
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton. Extracted from
"Unearthly Disclosure" by Timothy Good.

Timothy Good, from "Unearthly Disclosure", Daily
Mail (UK) November 11, 2000
original source |  fair use notice   

Summary: A new book offering evidence of USOs -
Unidentified Submergible Objects - is written by one
of the world's most respected authorities on UFOs,
Timothy Good, and his findings are supported by
one of Britain's most senior military men, retired
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton. Extracted from
"Unearthly Disclosure" by Timothy Good.

IT'S THE most outlandish alien theory yet. Beings
from outer space establishing secret bases on
Earth, and travelling in ships that are just as much
at home beneath the sea as they are in the skies.
Beyond belief? Perhaps. But a new book
expounding the idea is written by one of the world's
most respected authorities on UFOs, Timothy
Good, and his findings are supported by one of
Britain's most senior military men, retired Admiral of
the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton. Here, in the first of two
articles, Good sets out his case. Read it, and make
up your own mind...