A report from a Fleetwood trawler from 1957 60 years ago. Strange Happenings Strange things happen at sea and perhaps one of the strangest ever was reported in 1957 by the skipper of Ella Hewett. While on passage to Iceland – off Scotland – the white bridge of the 600-ton trawler turned pink. Skipper Fred Sutton reported his crew had seen a blinding flash in the sky during the night. At the same time from other coastal areas reports were made of a huge flaming object flashing across the sky and vanishing in an explosion over the Isle of Man. Many theories were put forward – but the mystery remained.