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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.

Large Disc-Shaped Object In Broad Daylight
July 15, 1995 (or 1996)
Harwinton, Connecticut

Fran Ridge:
July 15, 1995 or 1996; Harwinton, Connecticut
2-2 PM. Two witnesses back from fishing at a quarry observed a large metallic disk about 500 feet in diameter at an altitude of about 200 feet, from a distance of about a half mile. The object is traveling 65-70 mph. The shadow of the object had previously crossed the road. A group of independent witnesses at another location did not observe the object. The combination of circumstances allow close constraints on the observation so that size, distance, altitude and speed can be estimated even without a triangulation. See more detailed report linked below.

Detailed reports and documents
950715harwinton_report.htm (Mark Cashman)

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