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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.

Observational Evidence of Propulsion
Aug. 1973
Nr. Princeton, Indiana

Fran Ridge:
Aug. 1973; Nr. Princeton, Indiana
9:00 p.m. Three witnesses were fleeing a bad storm at Carmi, Illinois, heading home east to Princeton, Indiana on highway 64 through the Wabash River bottoms. In the eastern sky they reported what appeared to be a couple of headlights. As the lights lost altitude, their angle of perspective changed as they approached it. They soon discovered that the object which bore these lights was above the trees. By this time the lightning from the storm caught up with them and a large bolt struck behind the object, illuminating the clouds and the area around it, and they saw what appeared to be a "saucer."  Although the close encounter phase of the observation was extremely brief, the primary witness was able to make a detailed drawing.  Depicting a classic "flying saucer" the object had two unusual features:  the cupola was "straight up and down with a little rolled edge" and there was a "superdark cone"  (thought to be non-solid) that apexed below the treelevel."

Detailed reports and documents
reports/7308XXprinceton_report.htm (Fran Ridge)

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