An oval-shaped object about 1,200 feet long “rose up out of the water” to about 40 feet and then disappeared at an incredible rate of speed into the sky, according to reports from a chief engineer aboard an Offshore Supply Vessel March 21, 2017, 80 miles southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, who filed testimony with the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).
The sighting was reported to NUFORC on March 23, 2017. NUFORC Director Peter Davenport posted the sighting to his website at ufocenter.com and confirmed the sighting Friday evening with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Director of Communications Roger Marsh.
“I am a Chief Engineer on an Offshore Supply Vessel, and the events I am going to put forward are accurate, to the best of my knowledge,” the witness stated in his report. “Close to 7 p.m. on March 21st, just before dusk, myself and four of the crew members aboard our vessel saw a craft that appeared to be five times our 240-foot vessel in length. My line of sight was about one-quarter mile from our vessel. There was a rig behind the craft about a half-mile. I used this to help gauge the size of the craft. Sighting was approximately 80 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana.
“The scene lasted about 40 seconds. The craft rose up out of the water (Gulf of Mexico) about 40 feet, with no water was dripping from the craft. Within a split second the craft disappeared at a 30-degree angle into the sky. Speed appeared to be faster than the speed of a light turning on in a room. Within seconds it had disappeared completely. I can say for sure that the craft was dark colored, oval in shape and made no sound whatsoever.”
Davenport then followed up with the witness by telephone.