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  Category 2, Close Encounters 
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A Hynek Classification of Close Encounter is usually an incident involving an object less than 500 feet from the witness.  The size of the object,  viewing conditions, or stereoscopic vision (depth perception)  may render the object in greater detail and still qualify the sighting as a Close Encounter even though the object may have been beyond 500'.  The incident depicted in the logo was encountered during an intense storm near Princeton, IN,  Aug. 1973.

Close Encounter With "Propeller-Shaped" Object
July 29, 1948
Indianapolis, Indiana

Brad Sparks:
July 29, 1948; Indianapolis, Indiana (BBU 185)
9:18 [9:55] a.m. James Toney and Robert Huggins, both employees of a rug cleaning firm in a truck headed W, saw a shiny propeller shaped aluminum object, with 10-12 small cups protruding from either blade, 6-8 ft long, 1.5-2 (or 1­2) ft wide, above trees about 30 ft altitude to the NW about 300 ft away heading S about 170° approaching to about 100 ft at closest. Object glided across the road at 25-30 mph in a slight descent then made a 20° bank to the E, went down in a wooded area; witnesses stopped truck got out to look but object disappeared behind trees; later search found no traces. No sound or trail. (Battelle Unknown No. 1; Vallée Magonia 65) [15 secs]

Detailed reports and documents
reports/480729indy_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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