Ever since I was a child, I wanted to break the altitude record for ground-launched aircraft. Unbroken for decades due to a technicality, the record tantalized me.
I flew and studied for years in pursuit of my goal. Finally, accompanied by an AIF observer in a plane I designed myself, I left the airfield.
We spotted the UFO at about 125,000 feet. It flew above us, matching my course and speed. Afterwards, the strange pilot made first contact. My achievement was overshadowed by that historic event.
But the alien craft wasn’t carrying an official observer, so I got the record.

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