1959, Japan, MA5 444


    “In the spring of 1959, according to Navy physicist Dr. Bruce Maccabee, a U.S. Air Force jet was ordered to intercept a stationary object that had been picked up on radar off the northeastern coast of Japan. The pilot saw the object visually and was authorized to fire on it. The rockets had no effect on the unknown craft, which started chasing the jet while radar followed the whole event. The two spots merged; the resulting single object remained stationary for a while, then disappeared. Searches conducted over several days failed to find any trace of the jet. Dr. Maccabee received this information from a firsthand witness”

- Confrontations, p. 127.