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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.

Descending Crescent-Shaped Object
April 25, 1957
Ringgold, Louisiana

Fran Ridge:
April 25, 1957; Ringgold, Louisiana (BBU)
2:30 a.m. A bright-red or scarlet colored crescent-shaped object, as large as a 4-5 room house was observed during a "torrential rain", descending from an approximate 45-degree elevation into a grove of trees. Possible tornado?  Documents say weather or aircraft activity ruled out. 1-witness, military (Robertson) .  25 mins. (Original source said "case missing". NARA, FUFOR, Index)

Detailed reports and documents
1957_04_25_US_LA_Ringgold_BB.pdf (Barry Greenwood)

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