Radio Transmission: Air Force Captain Thomas F. Mantell / 3:15 PM / 7th January, 1948
“It appears to be a metallic object or possible reflections of the sun from a metallic object, and it is of tremendous size. I’m still climbing, the object is above and ahead of me moving at my speed or faster. I’m trying to close for a better look.”
… minutes later Captain Thomas F Mantell was dead!