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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.

Object Lands In Field, Takes Off
April 6, 1956
cKinney, Texas


Fran Ridge:
April 6, 1956; 5 miles E of McKinney, Texas (BBU)
A man by the name of Mitchell and his companion (another man) were driving about 5 miles East of McKinney, Texas, when they saw a silvery object, about 5-8 feet in diameter slant down in a field 300 ft away from them. They stopped their car to investigate, but the object took off at fantastic speed. They thought it resembled a balloon. The Air Force listed this as unidentified. (Vallée Magonia 379; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/560406mckinney_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)


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