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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.

Lights Shake Up Guards At Nuclear Plant
Nov. 7, 1957
Pantex AEC Plant, nr Amarillo, Texas

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 7, 1957; Pantex AEC ordnance plant, 15 miles east of Amarillo, Texas
7:46 p.m. Bright, flashing objects hovered for half an hour over Pantex Atomic Energy Commission ordnance plant. The brilliant objects were reported to the State Highway Patrol office by plant guards at 7:46 p.m. and a patrolman dispatched to the plant arrived at 8:15 p.m. and reported that he, too, saw "a strange light." The patrolman said guards at the plant were "all shook up." Guards said three objects had been floating over the plant 50 feet above the ground "for some time." 'When I got there," the patrolman said, "the guards said one of the objects had landed on Farin Road 2373, three miles north of Highway 60. We drove to the area but nothing was there. But I'm convinced that the guards saw something land." The patrolman said guards told him they had tried to slip up on the objects by turning off their lights "but the things would just slip away from them when they got near." Guards were unable to estimate size of the objects. The patrolman, also said the guards seem positive "they saw more than just lights ­that objects were in the sky."

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571107amarillo_report.htm (Dan Wilson/Robert Hastings)

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