Gulf of Mexico - An unidentified submersible object trailing an alien signature was spotted late last night in murky waters off Galveston close to where missing Kurdish oil tanker United Kalavrvta was last recorded.
The 275 metre long Marshall Islands-registered vessel was carrying over $100m of Kurdish crude bound for the Port of Galveston when US Coast Guard Service reported receiving an anonymous SOS about 'something suddenly sucking the tanker' down beneath the waters.
Last month a US federal judge impounded the Kalavrvta's entire payload amid an ongoing dispute between the Alien Hydrocarbons Council and skint Kurdish Elders from Iraq's demilitarised zone.
The location of that hundred million dollarsworth of marker crude is now the focus of a huge submarine search in the Gulf of Mexico following more sightings of the alleged USO siphoning off the oil and scuttling the tanker.
"Politically this incident has the all makings of a real hot potato," an aide to Texas Governor Rick Perry commented amid an expected announcement from the Gubernatorial Mansion about a $10m reward.
The funds have been earmarked from savings to the budget of the beleaguered Public Integrity Unit whose CEO is involved in a spectacular public corruption fight with Gov Perry.
A barrel of sweet light crude sells for around a hundred bucks.