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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.

WW II Pilot Tells Of Seeing Flying Saucer
June 30, 1950
Nr. Cunningham, Kansas

Fran Ridge:
June 30, 1950; Nr. Cunningham, Kansas
Night. The Rev. Ross Vermillion, 26, a WW II bomber pilot, said he saw a flying saucer hovering over US Hwy 54 near Cunningham, Kansas. The witness, paster of the Cheney Christian Church, said his wife, and the family of Dwayne Mulnix, druggist, of Meade, Kansas, also saw the saucer and watched it for about 20 minutes while driving along the highway. They stopped and watched it, then started to drive closer but it sped away. As seen in the bright moonlight, the object was made of bright metal and had an elliptical body "as big as the cross-section of a B-29", and had a rotor turning counter-clockwise around the body. [XII, Reference: Lawrence Journal World, July 1, 1950, Page 7, Dan Wilson)

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