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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.

200' Cigar Hovers 20' Off Ground
November 8, 1957
Sloansville, New York

Dan Wilson:
November 8, 1957; Sloansville, New York
2:00 AM. An unidentified truck driver was driving up a steep hill on Route 20 and observed a 200 foot long cigar shaped object hovering about 20 feet off the ground. The driver stopped two other truckers and woke up a farmer who all saw the object. The lights on the object were playing on the ground. Object then headed towards Albany. (Source: newspaper article; Mebane, Alexander D. 1957 Saucer Wave in the US; Vallee, Jacques, Challenge to Science: The UFO Enigma)

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articles/571108sloansville_article.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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