Enormous "V" UFO
Astonishing Encounter
With US Navy Nuclear Sub
George A. Filer <>
MUFON Skywatch Investigations
MUFON Eastern Director
Filer's Files #43-1998

A sailor reports about the UFO sighting he had while in the Navy. "I was assigned to USS Memphis (SSN-698), homeport Titusville, FL. (Cape Canaveral.) Our mission was Special Assignments which meant we protected the Space Program. We would go to sea and patrol while the shuttle was on the pad. Nine years ago, on October 24 and 25, my ship was on patrol about 150 miles of the Florida coast. We were cruising at about 500 feet when the submarine started experiencing electronics problems. The ship was malfunctioning, our tanks were blowing out of control, we were losing navigation ability and the communications area was totally lost. We went to all stop and tried to access what was happening. The controls in the reactor area started to malfunction. This presented a serious danger to our safety, so the captain ordered us to shut down the reactor, surface and go to diesel motors. When the ship surfaced I went to my watch station. The ship was still experiencing electronic difficulties but the mechanical devices such as diesel engines, cook stoves, and turbines were fine. It was raining and the entire sky was red like a red neon sign. I saw a large inverted V-shaped UFO off the port side. The executive officer told me to stand fast and he would speak to the captain. In a minute, the captain appeared on the tower and asked me for a distance to the craft. The laser range finder determined the closest point was 200 meters and the farthest point was 1,000 meters off the port. The UFO was not perpendicular to our ship but at about a 45' angle. This huge vessel was over a half mile across. The UFO made a half circle around our ship then passed across the stern causing our electronics systems to go crazy. We had permanent damage in communications and the sonar room. As the craft flew over the stern, I could see the rain stop under its red glow. The water seemed to rise almost a foot as the UFO passed over silently. When the UFO finished its swing across the stern it paused - the sky got brighter red and it simply moved off at tremendous speed inside 15 seconds. When the UFO left our boat returned to normal with the exception of the radio and sonar. We did a quick system check and the captain ordered us to return to reactor power and get underway.
The captain took two petty officers, the executive officer, and myself into the wardroom. He told us to not spread any rumors until we had a chance to talk to Commander Submarine Fleet - Atlantic. We reached port in about 7 hours where I was taken into "protective custody." Two enlisted men and myself agreed we had witnessed a real UFO. I was the one who shot it with a laser range finder so I was the only one that had its exact sizes. I shot that vessel as it hovered and I got solid readings not spotty like I would on debris. We were in holding for about three hours when an officer from the Air Force arrived and gave us a line of bull about an exploding weather satellite. The Navy then transferred virtually everyone on the crew to new assignments. This included the her captain, the executive officer and the entire crew. They were split up which almost never happens unless one of them gets a promotion or a new command, neither of which happened. The military just split up a 4 year team. I was watching a program tonight that gave me the courage to share it. Editors Note: When a crew reports they have a serious UFO encounter, the standard procedure is to transfer the individuals to new assignments. This procedure costs millions since it may take a year to get a crew into fighting shape. I wonder what is so sinister about these craft?
UFOs And The Defense Of The United States
The military is losing many of its top personnel including difficult to replace pilots and scientists. This is due to the robust economy, reduction in retirement benefits, heavy overseas commitments and the lack of a clear threat to our nation from other countries. Our military is being reduced and weakened at an alarming rate. Yet, the threat from UFOs in our skies appears to be growing. General Douglas Mac Arthur warned in the NY Times 10/8/55 that, "all the countries on earth will have to unite to survive and to make a common front against attack by people from other planets. It has been the government's policy to ignore this possible threat. During the 50s military budgets were increased to fight communism and to a lessor extent to uncover the identity of UFOs in our skies. Anything unknown can cause public fear and cause Congress to loosen their purse strings. Our radar and satellites continue to track UFOs. Pilots complain of near misses, while hundreds complain of abductions and cattle mutilations. The craft are seen on a regular basis by honest people from all over the world. A few informed people such as Admiral Lord Hill Norton, former President Gerald Ford, the late Colonel Corso and several astronauts have spoken about the possible threat. We encourage Congress to increase government spending on scientific research into the UFO threat. A strong US military has avoided war and saved the lives of our citizens. A weakened military is less able to protect its citizens from terrorism and a feasible alien threat. Temple University Professor, Dr. David Jacob's book, "The Threat" claims the aliens are preparing for a take over by building their resources here on Earth. Recently former JCS Commander John Shalikashvili said, "He could sleep nights because he personally was not afraid of an alien abduction." I know many citizens who are not so lucky. I certainly admit it is also possible that UFOs are a misunderstood natural phenomenon, or black aircraft, but why refuse to research the phenomenon. I encourage the reader to become an informed citizen on how your congressional representative feels about this issue, and to support those who will vote for scientific research in the field.