"(It was) a giant, dark-colored boomerang object of immense size hovering briefly over an over pass of nearby Sunrise Highway. It was slowly moving ... It was dark-colored, either black or dark grey, with no markings. As the craft passed overhead, (I) saw neither windows nor engine nacelles on the craft. Its surface was perfectly smooth. ... it was unusually quiet when the object drew near. There were no bird or insect noises."
- James Fitzgerald, Gardner's State Park, Long Island, New York, September 4, 1989
To be more computer-friendly, the reprint has been divided into parts. Here begins Part 23 of Status Report VI, from July 1991. These status reports were written by Leonard H. Stringfield from 1978 to 1994. Previous Status Report VII begins at Earthfiles 12/15/03. Leonard Stringfield died on December 18, 1994.
"'THE MORICHES BAY 'RETRIEVAL'
While the spotlight of the research community shines on the illustrious probes and detective work that brought the Roswell and Kecksburg cases to the forefront, another incident that happened on September 28, 1989, involved a mysterious 'retrieval-of-something' from the watery depths of Moriches Bay off Long Island, N. Y. Except for the local witnesses of the event in the Bay area to to those beyond in New York State and New England, who were aware of a UFO flap during that time-frame, the major research groups gave it no more than a glancing interest. But, thanks to John Ford, head of the Long Island UFO Network, his probes into the retrieval events finally led to a full scale investigation.
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