The connection seems a cert to me also Quillius!
And as for a prosaic explanation for the glow...besides the possibility of the effect being caused by some kind of electrical protective force-field, or indeed artificial-atmosphere?, ..I have also strongly entertained the idea that the slight 'glowing effect' that is nominally mentioned, could have been something as simple as being effected by the sunlight reflecting off the sheen of the colour of the craft ...it could conceivably to me at least also be a combination of ..that and the glow that was repeatedly-reported to be emanating from the side-panels [portholes]?.
what do you think about this:
6:55--7:04 P.M. Up to four illuminated humanoid figures seen on top of object off and on.
7:10--7:20 P.M. Sky now overcast at about 2,000 feet. Humanoid figures seen again, and a "thin electric blue spotlight" upward from the UFO, hovering below the overcast. UFO disappears in clouds
This suggests that the blue light came after the 'beings' were said to be illuminated therefore it could not have been the blue light causing the glow....at least not the full glow, if we carry on reading he then states:
''Another peculiar thing was this shaft of blue light. which emanated from what appeared to be the center of the deck. The men appeared to be illuminated not only by this light reflected on them, but also by a sort of glow which completely surrounded them as well as the craft. The glow did not touch them, but there appeared to be a little space between their outline and the light.. . . ''
He does seem quite specific here, especially when suggesting two types of glow plus the gap between 'being' and glow...