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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.

Domed Disc Maneuvers At CE Range
June 6, 1956
Banning, California

Brad Sparks:
June 6, 1956; Banning, Calif. (BBU 4127)
5:30 [4:30?] a.m. Mr. Bierman saw a thin disc with a small dome, shimmering silver, hover about 300 ft away at 100 ft height then zoom up. [Crossed the road slowly, turned, crossed the road again behind the car and vanished suddenly. ??] (Vallée Magonia 383; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/560606banning_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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