photo purportedly released by the Japanese Navy
Several web sites and blogs, including In Other Newz, are posting articles on an alleged report on Nippon Television December 5th that “an Unidentified Flying Object, went down off the coast of Okinawa, an island at the southern tip of Japan. Several news crews, along with police and emergency vehicles, rushed to the scene just in time to see the UFO sink into the water, according to multiple sources.”
“We saw something like a small vessel with a dome slowly submerge into the water as we arrived at the scene,” said Okinawa Prefecture Police Chief Hideki Suzuki. “We clearly saw smoke rising from it as it went down. There was a tremendous amount of steam generated as it disappeared into the depths of the ocean. We anticipate investigating the vessel as soon as we get the equipment we need to raise it from the water.”
The reports also claim that a recovery mission is underway: "The Japanese Navy has already cordoned off the immediate vicinity of the crash and is preparing to send divers into the water to get a glimpse of the vessel and take photos for salvaging purposes. No doubt, the Navy will be heavily involved in bringing the UFO up from the depths of the ocean."
A photograph "released by the Japanese navy" shows the vessel submerged underwater, with a possible power source still glowing brightly atop the aircraft’s dome..
Another web web site points out that the the photo looks suspiciously like this Google street view image of Jacksonville, Texas. Does this image below confirm that this is just another hoax?
A Google street view image taken in Texas