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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.

Disc Hovers 40' Away
April 12, 1981
Goodhue, Minnesota


Don Johnson:
April 12, 1981; Goodhue, Minnesota
1:30 p.m. In a remote farm area, a civil engineer and his wife encountered a two-foot diameter aluminum-like disc as they drove by just 40 feet away. In the early afternoon R. E. Schenk, age 56, and his wife were driving south on Highway 58. At about 1:30 p.m. they saw the small disc, shaped like two saucers, one inverted on top of the other. The object was hovering just a few feet off the road about 40 feet away, with sunlight reflecting off its surface. Surprised by what he had seen, the former Navy pilot turned and drove back. He and his wife then saw the object at an estimated 2,000-4,000 feet altitude. It climbed rapidly through the sky, and disappeared in the distance, headed in the direction of Minneapolis. The weather was clear, and visibility unlimited. It was a bright, sunny day. (Sources: Richard H. Hall, The UFO Evidence, Volume II: A Thirty-Year Report, p. 26, 155, 165; MUFON UFO Journal, October 1981).

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images/810412goodhue.jpg (Richard Hall, Don Johnson)


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