Location of Sighting: Ionian Sea
Date of Sighting: June, 1994
Time of Sighting: Early Morning Hours
Description: This event happened in the middle of the Ionian Sea aboard my sailboat. I am telling you this because of the story about the blinding light above a ship on your blog. My husband and I were sailing from France to Greece in the summer of 1994. I don’t have the log book handy, but I believe this happened in June. I was on a four hour watch during the early morning hours and was sitting in the cockpit alone when I noticed bright light. I looked up and my first thought was why is there a rescue helicopter with a huge spotlight right above our boat? Instantly I realized that there was no noise or helicopter visible, only a blinding huge round light very close and directly over the boat. The next day the log book mentioned that I saw a shooting star? I have no recollection of how or when the light disappeared. I am also baffled as to why I believed that I saw a shooting star. I have only told a few people because the story is strange. Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.