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Boater chases mysterious periscope off Hollywood beach (FL)
Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-20-10 | Robert Nolin

Posted on 06/20/2010 10:09:43 PM PDT by STARWISE

Talk about the big one that got away.

Ryan Danoff was fishing with two friends about four miles off Hollywood beach Sunday when he spied what appeared to be a mast on the horizon.

Funny thing: There was no boat underneath it.

Danoff, a Fort Lauderdale fish farmer who's on the water at least three days a week, aimed his 31-foot center console Fishy Business at the mysterious upright and found himself eye to eye with a periscope.

"It was crazy," he said. "If it was just myself out there I wouldn't believe what I saw."

Danoff moved closer. "It took off," he said. Very fast, about 20 knots. The periscope sank beneath the waves, and whatever was below the surface blew its ballast, sending aloft a mighty hiccup of bubbles. After five minutes the sea lay once again undisturbed.

Danoff, 30, reported the episode to the Coast Guard. They said they'd get back to him, but never did.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Barry Bena said Danoff's information went to the proper authorities. "As of right now, they're still looking into it," he said.

So could it have been a Navy sub taking a peek at the beach? "It's kind of uncommon," Bena said. "But it's a definite possibility."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: astute; boat; hollywoodfl; periscope
Strange. Might it have been one of our mini subs checking for the Gulf leaking oil entering the Gulf Stream ?
1 posted on 06/20/2010 10:09:44 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: rodguy911; blam; BIGLOOK; SandRat

~~Ping!


2 posted on 06/20/2010 10:12:50 PM PDT by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

NK-made midget!


3 posted on 06/20/2010 10:14:59 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: STARWISE

presumably narc traffic?


4 posted on 06/20/2010 10:15:28 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: STARWISE

presumably narc traffic?


5 posted on 06/20/2010 10:15:29 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: STARWISE

He was fishing but didn’t mention anything about sonar.


6 posted on 06/20/2010 10:18:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: STARWISE

We talked to a sailor one time who had a sub follow him out the St. John’s River near Jacksonville, FL.


7 posted on 06/20/2010 10:30:05 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: STARWISE

Napolitano will be on this, lickety split!


8 posted on 06/20/2010 10:30:06 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Can we repeal the twenty-sixth amendment now?)
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To: STARWISE

Good luck getting the sub service to admit to anything. Them fellers are sneaky.


9 posted on 06/20/2010 10:38:36 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: STARWISE
Might be USN, might be druggies, or it might be a yacht. We are in an age now people with cash can buy their own submarine yachts. And Palm Beach would be a natural place to find that. I've been considering getting this one.
10 posted on 06/20/2010 10:48:11 PM PDT by tlb
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To: WoofDog123
presumably narc traffic?

You can say that again! Wait, you just did!

11 posted on 06/20/2010 10:51:16 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: STARWISE

Was it by any chance yellow?


12 posted on 06/20/2010 10:55:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: STARWISE

I may have been Air Force, not Navy (I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once) but you don’t “blow” ballast to submerge; you flood ballast to go down and if you really want to go down fast you flood the negative tank.


13 posted on 06/20/2010 11:03:35 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: hamboy
Can't exclude the possibility. The seas around this great land seem to be treacherous in an explosive way as of late.
14 posted on 06/20/2010 11:19:09 PM PDT by allmost
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To: STARWISE

Video - Thousands of UN vans at private Florida airport.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbtJHK4cd8


15 posted on 06/20/2010 11:39:37 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: STARWISE
"Hahrry-rood!"
16 posted on 06/21/2010 12:44:53 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: tlb
I've been considering getting this one.

That's an awful lot of lunch money there... What would you use it for?

17 posted on 06/21/2010 12:51:47 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: LaineyDee

>>> What would you use it for?

Freaking out drunk fisherman.


18 posted on 06/21/2010 1:09:24 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

ROFL!!! Good one. :)


19 posted on 06/21/2010 1:14:14 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: STARWISE
Not to worry. it was the US Navy looking for the Commander-in-Chief.

He has been absent since election day! ! ! ! !

20 posted on 06/21/2010 2:50:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO: Doing the impossible: Making Jimmah Kartah & Slick the chicken choker look GOOD)
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To: STARWISE

Game wardens checking on how many fish he was catching. ;-)


21 posted on 06/21/2010 3:10:34 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: STARWISE

Swedish Mystery Subs

Google it.

Really strange and weird, just like this story


22 posted on 06/21/2010 3:28:08 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: OldMissileer

Eggzachery! I caught that too.


23 posted on 06/21/2010 4:46:44 AM PDT by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: STARWISE
A buddy and I were fishing out in the gulf stream off Savanna,when suddenly a US Sub surfaced about 300 yards away.
We saw them post the watches on the sail, they then proceeded to head WNW. It was a Attack boat, we surmised he was heading to Kings Bay.
(But Kings Bay is a Boomer Base) Gotta say we were mesmerized
24 posted on 06/21/2010 8:07:39 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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