Friday, November 19, 2010

USO Off the Victoria - 1845

In 1861, Professor Baden Powell published the reports of several eyewitnesses who claimed they saw an "unidentified submersible object," or USO, off the side of the brig, Victoria, in 1845.

According to the Report of the British Association (1861), the entire crew of the Victoria saw three bright, luminous objects emerge from the sea and launch into the sky. The men say the USO remained visible for some 10 minutes.

Powell include the report from someone who witnessed the event while on-land. This eyewitness said the USO were "five times the size of the moon" and bore "streamerlike" appendages he likened to sails.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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