Reports of sea-going vessels traveling at speeds of more than 150 knots off the coast of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea have local officials and alien hunters alike staked out to see for themselves if the rumors are true.
Traveling at unbelievable speeds, eyewitnesses claim the cigar-shaped, shiny steel-hulled vessels hover just above the water as opposed to sailing through the sea and that because of this phenomena, they have earned the nickname "Entreprise."
Jacques Creblue, one witness who claims to have taken more than a dozen photographs of the Entreprise vessels, insists that what he and others are seeing are definitely not of this planet. "For one thing," he says, "those ships travel faster than most airplanes, and," he continued, "no ship is that shiny. I mean, I've seen military ships that are supposedly swabbed down daily and they are rust heaps compared to the shiny, sleek aluminum-like hulls of these vessels."
Mr. Creblue was asked how he was able to obtain photographs of the Entreprise vessels if, according to his accounts, they travel at such high rates of speed. He told us that he was just lucky. "You stand there with a camera and hope you get something on film. Fortunately for me," he said "I have been lucky over 12 times. It's a gift." Asked to see his photos, Mr. Creblue claimed he has them locked in a safe and cannot show them to anyone but would not give a reason why. So far, his claims of photos are the only ones to date.
No one who claims to have seen an Entreprise has been able to get a good look at who is operating the vessels. Some say the vessels are unmanned but cannot explain how then the vessels glide about the sea without the aid of a captain and crew. Remote control has been ruled out as has magnetic aerodynamics.
Navies from several countries, including the United States, have sent ships to the area to investigate these "alien" cigar-shaped vessels but so far none have been seen by anyone who is a credible eyewitness.
And what about Mr. Creblue? Investigators claim Mr. Creblue is the same man who swears there is a skunk ape living in the mountains of the Scandola Nature Preserve, and therefore his Entreprise sightings are highly suspect.
Meanwhile, the Discovery Channel is said to be interested in doing some research of their own and may even send actor Ed Norton to Corsica in the near future to film a segment of a new series they are developing about strange sightings of strange things throughout the world. This, say locals, is the strangest thing they've seen in Corsica since the filming of the movie "Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers" in 1984.