PHOTOS: Floating box labeled ‘guided missile’ was eerie discovery, boater says

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‘I was like, holy c—, we need to leave it alone,’ says Clinton Cook.

Clinton Cook Sr., of Craig, said he was on the 24-foot charter boat that discovered one of the white containers labeled “guided missile.” It was not how he expected to spend his Sunday.

“I seen the data plate,” Cook said of the hard plastic box, which was bobbing in the water about seven miles north of Craig. “It said, ‘Contains: Guided missile.’ And I was like, ‘Holy crap.'”

Cook, a longtime Craig resident, said he was traveling to a job site to lay propane pipes in an area called Steamboat Bay when someone on the boat saw the object. They thought it was some kind of float, at first, and planned to motor by until noticing the unusual shape and size.

The container looked to be about 8-feet by 2-feet and was too heavy to lift, Cook said.

Wires could be seen inside, through a hole in the container, he said. The boaters phoned state troopers.

Eric Huestis, assistant harbormaster in Craig, said he saw the containers as well. They were from the 70s and 80s, looked to be fiberblass and had foam inside, he said.

Troopers said it’s unclear where the containers originated.

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