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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.

Saucer Moves Stones In Its Path
April 23, 1954
Pittsfield, Maine

Fran Ridge:
April 23, 1954; Pittsfield, Maine (BBU 2974)
9:30 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd E. and Rose Belle Robinson saw a silver circular saucer­ shaped object with a dome 1/2 the size of the base that was the source of constantly flashing brilliant light, making a loud sound like a swarm of bees, which hovered at about 70° azimuth without tilting, flew horizontally with a whirlwind effect and cold air that moved stones underneath its path, then it rose vertically at 30° azimuth without tilting until out of sight. (Jan Aldrich)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540423pittsfield_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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