Claimed to have contacted a UFO and flown on a remotely piloted spacecraft in what came to be known as the White Sands Incident.
He was walking on an uninhabited patch of New Mexican desert when he saw an oval spaceship about 30 feet in diameter land in front of him, its pilot inviting him to get in.
His encounter inspired a 1954 book and an Understanding society that expanded his ideas into other occult fields. Fry himself failed a lie detector test when relating his experience and his footage turned out to be fake.
He grew up in Verdon Township, Minnesota.
Lonnie Zamora was another New Mexican man who claimed to have encountered a UFO - though he never talked to, nor boarded it.