The primary witness served on the USS Independence CV-62 as a refueling technician on the deck of the ship. Within the month of June in 1973 The crew of the ship according to the primary witness saw a very bright light in the night hours 01:00 hours under the aircraft carrier. The primary witness judge the size of the light/object under the USS Independence was compared to a paper clip being held in your hand the your hand is the object. According to the the primary witness the object emitting the light moved in front of the carrier and lifted out of the water blinding everyone on the deck. The light then was described to instantly shoot out of sight.

The movement of the object according to the witness was disorienting due to the size of the object. The incident occurred off the coast of Florida within the area known as the Bermuda triangle.