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  Category 5, Medical Cases 
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A special Hynek Classification of Close Encounter where medical effects are reported.  An incident involving an object usually less than 500 feet from the witness with physiological or psychological effects.  

Object Crosses Moon / Medical Effects on Witness
Aug. 13, 1965
Baden, Pennsylvania

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 13, 1965; Baden, Penna. (BBU)
9:30 p.m.[?] 37­ year-old civilian had just put his car in the garage when he saw an disk-shaped object about 300 ft in diameter, fly in front of the moon (which rose in the E about 9:30 p.m. EDT at 107° azimuth) on a N heading at about 50 mph about 2,300 ft away, surrounded with orange lights that weakened as a blue source came on, very intense for about 3 secs. Then all lights disappeared and a sort of "shock­ wave" effect shaking tree leaves ensued. Witness entered his house and called the USAF, 20 mins later his vision became hazy, eyes painful, gradually losing vision in both eyes, and his entire body was "sunburned." Medical exam compared symptoms to UV exposure. Vision came back gradually over several days. (Vallée Magonia 677)

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