Date: June 1984
Location: Mediterranean Sea, 20 miles East of The Straits of Gibraltar.
Testimony: Alexander G. Globa, a seaman from GORI, a Soviet
Published: Zagadki Sfinksa magazine (Issue # 3, 1992)
In June 1984, the Soviet tanker Gori was in the Mediterranean, twenty nautical
miles from the Straight of Gibraltar. At 16:00, Alexander G. Globa was on duty. With
him was Second-in-Command S. Bolotov. They were standing watch at the
left bridge extension wing when both men observed a strange polychromatic object.
The Soviet Tanker GORI
When the object was astern, it stopped suddenly.
S. Bolotov was agog, shaking his binoculars and shouting: "It is a
flying saucer, a real saucer, my God, hurry, hurry, look!" Globa looked
through his own binoculars and saw, at a distance over the stern, a
flattened out looking object (it did remind him of an upside-down frying
pan). The UFO was gleaming with a grayish metallic shine. The lower
portion of the craft had a precise round shape, its diameter no more
than twenty meters. Around the lower portion of it Globa also observed
"waves" of protuberances on the outside plating.
The base of the object's body consisted of two semi-discs, the smaller
being on top; they slowly revolved in opposing directions. At the
circumference of the lower disc Globa saw numerous shining, bright,
bead-like lights. The seaman's attention was centered on the bottom
portion of the UFO.
It looked as if it was completely even and smooth, its color that of a yolk,
and in the middle of it Globa discerned a round, nucleus-like stain. Editor's Note: The "yolk" color inside the bottom is obviously that yellow glow or amber light so often described. This observation took place during the day.
At the edge of the UFO's bottom, which was easily visible, was something
that looked like a pipe. It glowed with an unnaturally bright rosy color,
like a neon lamp. The top of the middle disc was crowned by a triangular-shaped something. It seemed that it
moved in the same direction as the lower disc, but at a much slower
Suddenly the UFO jumped up several times, as if moved by an invisible
wave. Many lights illuminated its bottom portion. The crew of GORI tried
to attract the object's attention using a signal projector. By that time
Captain Sokolovky was on the deck with his men. He and his
Second-in-Command were watching the object intensely.
However, the UFO's attention was distracted by another ship, approaching
at the port side. It was an Arab dry cargo ship, on its way to Greece.
The Arabs confirmed that the object hovered over their ship. A minute and a
half later the object changed its flight's trajectory, listed to the right, gained
speed and ascended rapidly. The Soviet seamen observed that when it rose
through the clouds, appearing and disappearing again, it would
occasional shine in the sun's rays. The craft then flared up, like a
spark, and was gone instantly.