“U.S. Planes Chase Objects - ‘Flying Clusters’ Seen Over Japan Territory”
21 January 1953 (Rome News-Tribune, Georgia)
Colonel Donald J. M. Blakeslee, Commander of an escort fighter wing, extinguished all the lights on his aircraft and began to chase one of the UFOs, but the UFO increased its speed and vanished in thirty seconds.
Blakeslee made a second approach with all the lights on. This time the UFO disappeared in five seconds.
“Flying Saucers Not Joke To Newsman Back From Korea”,
30 January 1953 (The Evening Citizen, Ottawa, Canada)
The Evening Citizen presents an interview with Bill Boss, a Canadian Press war correspondent:
Boss recounts the story of the 9 January 1953 UFO incident that occurred near a U.S. Air Force Base in Northern Honshu, Japan.
In addition to the 9 January 1953 incident – the U.S. Air Force revealed that a disk shaped UFO made a controlled, sweeping pass at an American Thunder jet on 29 March 1952 and that it was observed at close range by another pilot.
While puzzling over whether there was anything anywhere to be seen to shoot at or bomb, a "white light" suddenly showed up 150 feet to the rear of the plane. This light simply stuck in there following them. It was shaped like a thin pear or a fat upright bowling ten-pin. Our reporter, as Captain/pilot, decided to make a 270-degree turn and "attack" the intruder. As he was doing so, the "Ten-pin" began to move away to the south [they had been both flying due east]. The captain decided not only to chase, but ordered his gunners to get ready to fire. These guns were not able to be controlled by the pilot's position, and could be operated only by the radio operator, who served as the gunner. In a pinch, the navigator/bombadier could also fire the guns.
The Ten-pin changed form into a narrow strip of redlight, and began to pull away [the pilot thought that in the glare of this red light he could just make out a discoid form surrounding the strip]. He ordered the gunner to fire. Nothing happened. He said that this was not mechanical malfunction, because when he looked at the gunner and the navigator, they "were blanked out in such a way that they could neither talk nor respond in any way". They stayed in this blank frozen state for about two minutes, during which time the UFO successfully outdistanced the possibility of successful firing of the guns. When they clicked back in to reality, the pilot got them to fire several rounds, but without apparent effect.