Greek merchant sailor recalls UFO sighting in Bermuda Triangle
A photograph of an unidentified object in the sky, taken on April 28, 2020 by the US Air Force over the Bermuda Triangle. Photo: Polycarp Spentzas, USAF Greek Merchant Navy radio operator, had an indescribably strange and unforgettable experience while working aboard the ship “Pothiti SWJC” in 1978 off Bermuda.
But he was certainly not the only one to have observed these strange events over the past decades.
Over the years, there have been a host of strange, inexplicable and disturbing events in this famous region between Bermuda to the north, the Bahamas to the south and Miami, Florida to the west, including the disappearance of twelve members of the US Navy crew aboard a seaplane patrolling there. during World War II, July 10, 1945.
They had left Banana River Florida, Naval Air Station the night before for a training flight to Great Exuma in the Bahamas. The last time they were heard was at 1:16 am the next day, at a position of 25.22N, 7734W, near Providence Island. No trace of the crew or their aircraft has ever been found.
At the end of the same year, another military flight, with 14 airmen on board, was lost – then the plane sent to try to locate this plane, carrying thirteen men – was also lost. Up to 155 people have died in this otherwise idyllic turquoise-hued body of water east of Miami, according to some counts.
For Spetzos, the merchant seaman, the legendary dangers of this region (Bermuda Triangle) suddenly became personal in 1978, when, in the course of his normal duties, he observed the following strange events unfold.
As he recalls, “We left Porto Matanzas, Cuba, bound for Algiers, with an average speed of 11 miles. Shortly before noon local time, the ship’s bridge officers began to notice that it seemed to them that the ship was sailing at an unusually high speed – but the instruments were indicating a constant speed of 10 to 11 nautical miles per hour. .
“Some of my colleagues initially speculated that I might have made a timing error, since I was the radio operator. But that did not happen; and the ship continued to tear through the waves like a dolphin.
“At noon,” Spentzas continued, “the captain asked the second mate to put a Pakistani sailor behind the wheel, because he himself was not feeling well. He couldn’t lift his arms and his body was too heavy all over.
“Soon the electrician arrived on the gangway after exiting the engine room, annoyed to have noticed that all of the ship’s clocks had moved forward a full two hours.
“In addition, the helmsman was unable to maintain a steady course because the compass, which was gyroscopic and protected from electromagnetic fields, was spinning like crazy! So he had to put on autopilot and we managed to maintain a steady course.
The seasoned merchant seaman goes on to say, “But strangest of all, it was something that happened a little after 5pm. The cook and I were playing backgammon in the smoking room, when suddenly we looked back and saw, to the left of the ship, i.e. the northwest side, a few miles away, a large flying object unidentified white in the sky. Then there appeared two small flying objects to the west of the big one and indeed, one of them was attached to it. “Experiences of Americans,” I assumed.
“I left immediately and went to the bridge to ask, in dread, if anyone else had seen these bizarre devices. No one had noticed it. However, I was sure that something strange was happening over time and how we were affected by the acceleration of UFO movement.
Spentzas explains: “I looked at my watch and the time was up. I set the radio receiver to 500 KHz, to fill the schedule, and heard Morse code – but it was unusually fast. I issued a 15 MHz RWM (Radio Moscow) time request signal and heard the response time signals too quickly – so fast I thought it was the station’s fault.
The Greek crew and the bizarre and inexplicable events of the Bermuda Triangle
“I jumped out of my chair, opened the chart room window, and looked at the captain. I could use the Morse system, but noticed that my hands couldn’t handle even or five letters per minute – and it took about two minutes to walk to the chair for the transmitter.
“Shocked, I said to the captain, ‘My hands just aren’t working, they’re not listening to me! He replied that no one should touch the ship’s autopilot.
Spentzas recounts that “The next day the crew were discussing the strange events that had happened to everyone.
“A sailor complained that once he lit a cigarette he didn’t have time to smoke because it burned immediately. The second, who served from midnight to four in the morning, had gone to his cubicle and brushed his teeth before going to bed. He suddenly shouted that the time had just changed at 11:40 p.m., so he didn’t have time to sleep.
“We all experienced bradycardia, an abnormally slow heartbeat, as well as hypothermia, during this time.
“For years now,” Spentzas told interviewers, “I have tried to explain these curious events. I believe the bradycardia and reduced crew reflexes are due to something called “gravitational time dilation”. The gravitational waves (varieonia) emitted by the acceleration of the UFO for take-off and other movements, caused biochemical changes in the metabolism of the human body. This process takes place according to the theories of Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, ”concluded Spentzas.
Whatever actually happened, it was experienced by more than one person on this strange day in the Atlantic. Time will tell if further evidence will ever be found of the bizarre occurrences in this region of the ocean.
Information relating to this article has already been published in the Greek daily Adesmeftos press August 17, 1995.