Back on the American home front, on the banks of the Clinch River at Oak Ridge, TN, a huge, black, windowless building was being constructed.
This structure, a gaseous diffusion plant, began operation. This unusual factory was designed to prepare quantities of fissionable material for the U.S. most important secret weapon, the A-bomb.
Shortly after the plant began operations, the area had a very odd visitor.
A strange, metallic looking, tube like object was spotted hovering over the road near the plant. The object moved away as a crowd started to gather.
The sighting was reported to the FBI.