A History of UFO’s in the Gulf of Mexico

Several months ago, I had somewhat of an “inside scoop” regarding a new Telemetry Site being built along the gulf coast of Florida. This site, as I was told, was being constructed, operated and secured by Eglin Air Force Base, not MacDill which is right here in the greater Tampa Bay Area. The project engineer I spoke with also confirmed to me that this was being built to detect UAP activity. Read the full article HERE. Eglin Air Force Base is no stranger to the UFO experience, either. The sighting in the article below occurred on February 2, 1976.

This really peaked my interest and recently I have decided to search more locally for UAP occurrences in Florida and it’s surrounding waters. Especially since the now infamous ‘Go Fast’ video was captured off the Jacksonville coast on the Atlantic side.

What I have discovered in a fairly short period of time is that the Gulf of Mexico has had numerous sightings not only by the sunbathing tourists and the military but fishermen, offshore drilling workers and law enforcement. These sightings in the gulf are not limited to Florida but have occurred around the coastline and have been occurring for decades, as we have come to know regarding this phenomenon. Take this case for example:

USAF B-29
05:24 LT, 100 mi. south of Louisiana coast
Duration 10 mn Coordinates 20°18N / 92°W

December 6, 1952 the crew (three men) of a USAF B-29 was flying over the Gulf of Mexico just before dawn when several unidentified targets appeared on the bomber radar’s scopes. The targets maneuvered around the bomber at speeds at 5240 mph. The crew members had visual contact with the objects as they streaked past their aircraft. After several minutes of maneuvering around the B-29, the five objects, still moving over 5000 mph, merged with a larger object which appeared on radar as a huge blip and began to accelerate and flashed across the three radar scopes at a speed computed to be over 9000 mph.

Statement of 1st Lt Norman Karas (USAF Blue Book record) :  
“On 6 December 1952, while flying over the Gulf of Mexico towards Galveston, Texas, the flight engineer finished transferring fuel and I then turned on my radar set. I noticed an unidentified target approaching our aircraft at terrific rate of speed. I timed it as best as I could with my stopwatch over a known distance and the instructor flight engineer computed the speed at 5,240 mph. I alerted the entire crew to look for the object visually and some flashes of light were noticed. The closest the objects came were approximately 20 miles. I saw about 20 objects in all, sometimes as much as  two and three on the scope at one time. I re-calibrated the set and there was no change. The object was small and possibly round …….”.

Statement of 1st Lt William W. Naumann (USAF Blue Book record) :  “Contact was broken off at 05:35 after a group of the blips merged into a ½ inch curved arc about 30 miles from our aircraft at 320 degrees and proceeded across the scope and off it at a computed speed of over 9,000 mph.

Source(s)  (03) Project 1947, Jan Aldrich (21) USAF Air Intelligence Information Report  24) List of radar cases from the Condon Committee (34) OVNI, le plus grand probleme scientifique de notre temps, Dr J. McDonald (303) The UFO Evidence, Richard Hall, NICAP, 1964 (347) Flying saucers from outer space, Major D. Keyhoe, 1953 (M236) MUFON UFO Journal # 236 (410) UFO’s a History : Nov.-Dec. 1952, Loren Gross.

In the above incidence, what we see back then eerily resembles sightings of today: small, fast moving spherical objects that merged together with an even larger object, referred to by the witnesses as a ‘Mother Ship’. Reports throughout the Gulf of Mexico range in size and description however to the educated UFO enthusiast they all seem familiar from other sightings around the world.

Guantanamo Bay:
Another testimony comes from a former U.S. Marine who served from 1968 to 1969 at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. He reported Marines’ experience of UFO activity during the time he was on duty at the base. He said he witnessed UFOs landing in the ocean and taking off from the ocean, indicating there was a major alien UFO underwater base in the bay.

One night after multiple witnesses from the base reported a strange flying object, Intelligence Officers arrived with men carrying filming equipment. The crew filmed the craft which lingered for about three hours before flying west, about a quarter of a mile along the fence line. It paused briefly then shot straight up into the air and out of sight like a bullet.

Corpus Christi to Mexico:
On the evening of August 25, 1974, the US Air Defense radar detected an unidentified flying object about to cross into American airspace coming up from the Gulf of Mexico.  The object was tracked at speeds of up to 2,500 mph at an altitude of 75,000 feet.  Continuing on this trajectory the object would enter US airspace over Corpus Christi, Texas, coming from the Gulf of Mexico. At first it was thought that the object might be a meteor.  However the object was tracked turning and leveling at 45,000 feet, then to approximately 20,000 feet, staying at each level for around five minutes before veering off again.  It then reportedly slowed its speed to around 1,900 mph.

Two US military radar stations tracked the object while it made its descent. The object was then tracked further entering Mexican airspace approximately 40 miles south of Brownsville Texas.  US Air Defense radar continued to track the object until it disappeared once again from radar near the town of Coyame in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico not far from the US border.  There the object suddenly disappeared from the radar screens.

About an hour later, US intelligence was monitoring Mexican airwaves and found that the Mexican authorities had started searching for a missing airplane that was en route to Mexico City.  At about 10.30 am, a report came over the radio that the wreckage of the plane and that of a second aircraft had been found on the ground a couple of miles away from each other.  This second aircraft was circular in shape, in one piece and only slightly damaged.  A few minutes later a radio silence on all search activity was ordered by the Mexican military. The U.S. government would allegedly retrieve the UFO wreckage and take it to Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Other areas around the coast of Mexico have reported UFO sightings over the last several decades as well.

In Campeche, Mexico, 11 UFOs seen and recorded by Mexican Air Force pilots on March 5, 2004. That incident and the video was reported by Mexican national news and on major news outlets around the world – CBS and Fox reported on it in the U.S. The objects were said to be flying at an altitude of 11,500 feet and the Air Force C-26 A crew claimed that they followed them and were surrounded by them, but the objects disappeared when they stopped the pursuit. Their speeds were said to have increased from 180 kph (112 mph) to 540 kph (335 mph) in seconds.

In Tampico, after a long history of UFO sightings, locals believe that an underwater extraterrestrial base exists in the Gulf of Mexico about 80km off the coast and has protected them from recent hurricanes that have seemed to mysteriously avoid a direct hit of their town.

Here is a more modern case, witnessed by civilian, offshore men; decades later from the same region of the Gulf of Mexico:

Supply Ship & Oil Rig:
On March 21st, 2017, an offshore supply ship crew came forward with claims of seeing a UFO reportedly around 1200 feet wide in the Gulf, around 80 miles south of New Orleans.

“Close to 7:00 pm on March 21st, just before dusk, myself and 4 of the crew members aboard our vessel saw a craft that appeared to be five times our 240 ft vessel in length. My line of sight was about 1/4 mile from our vessel. There was a rig behind the craft about a 1/2 mile. i used this to help gauge size of craft. Sighting was approximately 80 miles SE of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The scene lasted about 40 seconds. The craft rose up out of the water (Gulf of Mexico) about 40 feet, 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 faster than 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. With as many rigs (2), there has to be more witnesses than just the four on our vessel.”

Below is a news story from Fort Meyers, a city along Florida’s southwest coastline. This is from 2012 and to be honest, it’s very hard to discount the witness testimony as anything but genuine and the images captured, once again resemble very familiar craft we see and hear about today.

I am sure, that we could dig deeper and uncover even more stories and details of the ones being presented here. However, it is important to understand the bigger picture which is that here is another body of water that seems to have a history of UFO sightings dating back for decades and probably even further. In addition, the military seems to be interested in this area as well considering they have their own documented cases, some of which have actually been somewhat publicized.

This type of uncovering, organizing and reporting of UFO/UAP cases in these hot spots need to be put into the public eye and the mainstream view if we are to continue to push the door to disclosure wide open.

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