The crew of an offshore supply vessel reportedly witnessed a massive UFO rise from the Gulf of Mexico and speed away into the skies, according to testimony logged with MUFON and NUFORC, the National UFO Reporting Center. In the NUFORC report, the chief engineer aboard the unnamed craft claims that on March 21, 2017, he and four members of his crew witnessed a UFO rise silently from the ocean just before dusk.
According to the engineer’s testimony, the craft was completely silent and even appeared to repel water as it rose from the gulf:
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 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.
NUFORC reportedly followed up with the witness by telephone and assures the chief engineer to be a “very capable, and very reliable, witness.” According to the reports, the craft appeared to be over five times the size of the supply ship.
While there is only one official testimony so far, the chief engineer claims that there are likely dozens of other witnesses aboard an oil rig located near the location of his vessel at the time of the sighting. This incident took place 80 miles southeast of New Orleans - suspiciously close to the location of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Are these two events related? Could the oil spill have caused by alien visitors in an attempt to wean our fledgling civilization off of the perilously dirty fossil fuels on which our modern economy depends?
Probably not, but conspiracy theories still surround the controversial spill including a slew of allegations of alien interference. More likely, though, was this reported sighting some kind of strange, misguided attempt to draw public attention back to the environmental damage caused by the oil spill? Who knows. Until more testimony is gathered, this one remains unverified.