1976. was a tense time in American history. The country that started with 13 colonies was celebrating it's bicentennial. It was also another presidential election. it was only two year's ago President Richard Nixon became the first leader of America to resign in disgrace over the Watergate hotel break in. Governor Reagan of California had much to overcome belonging to the same party as former president Nixon. Somehow the former movie actor defeated President Ford for the nomination then went on to defeat Jimmy carter for the general election. Now Reagan in a few months. would be America's 39th president .One day in December 4th 1976 president elect Ronald Reagan received a call from his one time rival. Gerald Ford come over to D.C. I have something to show you Ronnie. well. Reagan thought Ford wanted to discuss the incoming inauguration. Ronald Reagan a few days after the phone call met with Gerald Ford and a handful of secret service agents in a tunnel under the white house. Jerry. Reagan said with a smile I did not know you liked to collect old model kits.no. no. Ford replied replied,This is no toy model kit it:s a ufo. A u.f.o? yes mr. Reagan it crashed in the mid 1950"s.