I have always been intrigued by a particular report of illuminous objects coming out of the sea in 1845, approximately 900 miles east of Adalia, Asia Minor. Adalia is a port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya.
I think what makes this case so interesting is the fact that we have both time and location coordinates that puts us within a half miles radius of where this event actually happened.
This particular report was first cited in a Report of the British Association, 1861-30.
It reads as follows:
That, upon June 18, 1845, according to the *Malta Times*, from the brig *Victoria*, about 900 miles east of Adalia, Asia Minor (36 degrees, 40 minutes, 56 seconds, N. Lat.: 13 degrees, 44 minutes, 36 seconds E. Long.), three luminous bodies were seen to issue from the sea, at about half a mile from the vessel. They were visible about ten minutes.
As far as I know, this area has never been explored in terms of what might be underwater here.
It’s a real life unexplained mystery.
It is also mentioned in “The Book of the Damned” (source: http://books.google.com/books?id=SLB60VxavDsC&pg=PA274&lpg=PA274&dq=Adalia,+Asia+Minor&source=bl&ots=BNNDdaT8hp&sig=JEHHaAwtJDBEBHT6-f4hOJH8wwQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jOm6Ure2Iob1oATm8oG4Bg&ved=0CFcQ6AEwCQ#v=one).