A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Murray Buckman
Date: 2022 Jan 15, 17:27 -0800
David Lewis (whom I had the pleasure of meeting briefly when I was a student) claimed to have seen te lapa. I never have.
But then after years of fruitlessly staring at the horizon at sunset looking for the green flash, I beleive I saw it for the first time about four years ago. So I'll keep an open mind.
I have certainly seen luminesence well beneath the surface (in that two feet to one fathom range), as I suspect many others here have too on nights when surface luminesence is active. It has always appeared to mimic the path of a swimming animal and I have always believed that I was just observing pelagic fish a few feet below the surface.
The subject is fascinating though.