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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.

Light Follows Missile Field Convoy at 300'
June 1976
Near Judith Gap, Montana

Fran Ridge:
June, 1976; Great Falls, Montana
Just after 2:00 AM. The incident involved the 24 Air Division, Malmstrom AFB and a scramble on a UFO based on radio reports from an USAF convoy in the ICBM fields near Judith Gap, Montana. An E-6 supervisor with a three-truck convoy was heading S on a road parallel to US 191, on a routine mission to a missile silo. A bright light was following at about 300' behind them and at a  45-degree angle. SAC routed their communications through the command center SAC to NORAD then back to our source/witness and his team. According to protocol this man ordered the scramble of the Montana Air Guard F-106's at Great Falls (Gore Hill). A general OK'd the scramble with one exception, no less than 2000' above the highest terrain features.  A flight of two F-106's was in the air within 3 minutes and weapons control headed them to Judith Gap. As soon as the jets arrived, the object disappeared. When the flight had checked out the area and left, the object reappeared.  (Robert Powell, MUFON)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/1976_June_Malmstrom_AFB.pdf (Robert Powell, MUFON)

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