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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.

40' Black Oval Object 500' Away
April 4, 1965
Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi

Brad Sparks:
April 4, 1965; Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi (BBU 9345)
4:05 a.m. USAF A/2c Corum, weather observer, with confirmation by college student R. Pittman not clear from available data. Saw a 40 ft black, oval object with 4 lights along the bottom, fly in and out of the clouds. (UFOE II, Section I, Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
April 4, 1965; Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi
At 4:05 A.M. CST, weather observer A/2C Corum in the Keesler AFB weather observation tower, sighted a black oval object estimated to be 40 feet long. Corum first saw the object at approximately 45 degrees elevation in the SW sky. The object  passed overhead and headed NE and it faded into the clouds 15-20 seconds later at approximately 30-45 degrees elevation. The estimated speed of the object was 500 mph. There was a cloud layer at 1200 feet and the object was below these clouds. The object had four white evenly spaced lights from one end to the other and was at an estimated 800 feet altitude at 500 feet ground distance away. No sound was heard. At 3:30 a.m. two Naval Air Cadets at Ellyson NAS, 100 miles east of Keesler AFB sighted a ball of flame approximately 16 feet long from which two objects appeared to emerge. Earlier Brookley AFB received a UFO report but the report was classified.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/650404keesler_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
bb/MAXW-PBB2-549.jpg [April 1965 Sighting Listing]

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