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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.

Man Fires At Hovering Object
Feb. 1953, exact date unknown
Somewhere in South Carolina

Fran Ridge:
Fran Ridge:
This report is case #38, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.

Feb. ?, 1953, ???, South Carolina
Preliminary report on case where a man named Booth fired at an apparently hovering lighted object. (Possibility he fired on a Navy blimp was being investigated.)

Detailed reports and documents
BB docs being sought

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