At that point, the craft that appeared to have mechanical problem started ejecting objects through the inner port holes. The boat was hit by a slag-like material, which destroyed the windshield, a light fixture and the wheel house. Furthermore, it killed the dog on the deck. Dahl also claimed that his son was injured by falling debris. Dahl said that he managed to take photos of the UFOs and recovered the materials of the troubled aircraft including some type of slag and sheaves of lightweight white sheets of metal.
On the morning after the incident, Dahl said that a man visited in his home and invited him for a breakfast at nearby restaurant. The man had worn black suit and driving a 1947 Buick. Dahl accepted the invitation by the man whom he assumed a military or government representative. While they were eating, the man told him details about the UFO sighting even though Dahl did not talk about it in public. The man allegedly warned Dahl about the danger to his family once he talk about his sighting in details to the public.
Dahl’s statements have caused confusion and debate as he later claimed that the entire UFO sighting was just a hoax but also claimed that the sighting was accurate and he was forced to claim it was a hoax for the safety of his family.