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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.

Three MPs Report Object Over White Sands Base
Nov. 3, 1957
White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 3, 1957; White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico (BBU)
3 a.m. [1 p.m. MST ?] Army patrol at Stallion Site in a jeep saw an orange, "apparently controlled," luminous object on the ground near the site of the first A­ bomb explosion [Trinity Site] first seen as a sun-like source 150 ft above ground, descending to ground level after 3 mins, landing a few miles away at the N end of the test grounds. (Vallée Magonia 420; FUFOR Index) 3 mins +

Fran Ridge:
The presence of some form of controlled device was also verified by another incident at the base on the same day. Two other MPs reported the same or similar object 17 hours later at 8 PM. The MPs were on a routine patrol in a jeep when they observed an object 50 yards from the ground that rose up into the sky until it was like a star. The men had not discussed the sightings and had reported them and then found that they apparently had witnessed the same object. This taped radio broadcast recording from the Public Information Officer provided by Wendy Connors of Faded Disc Archive is extremely interesting and is yet another case listed as a possible nuclearconnection. This military police incident occurred the same day as the Levelland, TX sightings of Nov. 2,3, the day before the Kirtland & Stokes cases of Nov 4th, and three days prior to Radium Springs, NM case Nov. 6.

Detailed reports and documents
audio/571103WhiteSands.mp3 (Wendy Connors)
reports/571103whitesands_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/571103whitesands_report2.htm (Mike Swords)

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