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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.

UFO Over Missile Silo
Aug. 7, 1962
Oracle, Arizona

#5805: 1962/8/7 23:50 8 110:46:20W 32:36:40N 3323 NAM USA ARZ 6 7
AWAY+BACK:then ^ Ref# 210 The APRO BULLETIN. (J & C Lorenzen) Volume 11 Issue 2 MIL. BASE

Aug. 7, 1962; Oracle, Arizona
About midnight that night one of the night crew who was outside the complex spotted a brilliant light which seemed to be getting larger and larger. He soon realized the thing was descending directly over the site, so he went inside and told another man who came out and watched with him. Before long the object had become so large that both of the men were frightened and went back inside the complex where they informed Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at Tucson by telephone. "Two jet interceptors came streaking in from the direction of the base, but as they approached, the object took off fast toward the north and was out of sight within seconds. The jets circled the area and headed back for the base. Minutes later, the 'visitor' was back again, descended toward the silo, then took off vertically and dwindled to nothingness overhead. The object was described by all as having an appearance similar to that of the full moon. Other testimony indicated that a similar object was seen either the night before or the night after this incident." [Our first informant refused to give his name for publication for fear of some kind of official reprisal for talking about the incident, but within five weeks we were able to obtain corroborating information from two other witnesses, both of whom are known to us but who must also remain anonymous.] (Coral and Jim Lorenzen, _UFOs The Whole Story. New York: Signet, 1969. p235)

Dan Wilson:
See ADDITIONAL REPORTED SIGHTINGS (NOT CASES) in NARA-PBB1-274, August 7 Tuscon, Arizona News Clipping.

Detailed reports and documents
August 1962 / NARA-PBB1-274 (Dan Wilson)

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