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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.

Driver Avoids Collision With 30' Object
Jan. 12, 1965
Blaine AFB, Washington

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 12, 1965: Blaine AFB, Wash. (BBU)
1:00 a.m. Member of a federal agency, (Mr. Flickinger, a U.S. Border Patrol officer) who was driving toward the base, saw a low-flying object, 30 ft in diameter, which avoided collision at the last moment. He got out of the car and saw it hovering for 1 min, then fly off at high speed. Object tracked on radar. Same night, a round, glowing object with a dome on top landed on a nearby farm, melting snow in a 30 ft diameter circle. (UFOE II, Section V; Vallée Magonia 630; NICAP March 1965; BB files??)

Fran Ridge:
This close encounter is multiply listed as a radar case on the NICAP dBase. However, Ted Phillips finds this difficult to believe and we're not sure where the documentation is to confirm that aspect of the case.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/650112blaine_report.htm (
reports/650112blaine_report2.htm (Ted Phillips)

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