Layover Episode: Mantell UFO Incident

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Are we alone in this universe? The idea that aliens might be real and UFOs might be out there is fascinating for many of us, and on January 7, 1948, the Kentucky Air National Guard was ordered to investigate something strange high in the sky above them. Join us for this month's Patreon exclusive layover episode of Take to the Sky: The Air Disaster Podcast as Stephanie tells the story of Captain Thomas Mantell, who risked his life in what became the first air disaster connected to a UFO.

Captain Mantell's crash site. Source: This Day in Aviation

Mantell UFO Incident

Captain Thomas Mantell. Source: This Day in Aviation/Kentucky National Guard

Mantell UFO Incident

North American F-51D Mustangs, 165th Fighter Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard. Source: This Day in Aviation/U.S. Air Force