Fred May tells his story for MonsterQuest! He was in that chair for 90 minutes recollecting the tale and answering intelligent question shot from the hip of the initial production crew! What ended up on MQ was, of course, not the story Mr. May told to MQ, but why let the facts and a superior story impede the predilections of the corporate-media clueless and their ongoing tradition of cacking the story up like they have since 1952?
John Barker, first responding journalist! He was up there the very next day! An excellent and intelligent first hand corrobortion, he was unused.