Born on June 10, 1929, Major James McDivitt is not an ordinary conspiracy theorist. He has served on a number of NASA projects, most prominently the incredible Gemini and Apollo missions.
Back in June 1965, however, he appeared to have made contact with some kind of unidentified flying object that had approached him.
He was in the Gemini IV capsule, and just as they passed through Hawaii, the object started to chase them off.
He wasn’t a regular crew member either, he was the commanding officer of Gemini 4 and he was the only explanation why Edward H. White became the first U.S. person to walk in space.
He also led the Apollo 9 mission, which ran from 1969 to 1972. The experiment went haywire very early, as the Gemini 4 mission lasted just four days across the 66 orbits before it had to drop back down.
Their morale was still low as they were very close to breaking the record of the Soviet Vostok 5 flight, but they forgot all about it when they saw the mysterious aircraft approaching them.
As you can see from the photos, it later became known as the “tadpole” UFO, and it became the only piece of evidence from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions for which NASA had no answer, no snarky response, only radio silence.