15 October 1996, Jonathan Reed discovers a hovering alien craft while hiking in the Pacific Northwest. He shoots an alien after it attacks his dog and, in a state of shock, transports the being's body to his home and attempts to preserve it in a metal meat freezer... without realizing it was still alive... until it starts knocking.
Video: Alien craft and body.
Image: Alien craft shown in video.
Image: Alien body shown in video.
The entire experience was captured on video! Everything from the initial encounter with the hovering craft to Reed's initial investigation of the blinking alien body is captured on video and is profoundly convincing.
There's a fantastic two and a half hour radio interview with Jonathan Reed available at: The Best Art Bell Shows of All Time.