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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.

Possible Stalking Phase & Close Encounter
August 22, 1987
Hawesville, Kentucky

Fran Ridge:
August 22nd, 1987; Hawesville, Kentucky
11:00 PM, The lady observed the object for about 3-5 minutes. The locale of the sighting was Hancock County, Hawesville, Kentucky, described as rural with fields and hills. The sky was clear. "I was traveling west on U.S. 60......I had left my parents' home in Hawesville, and was headed (west) to Lewisport, alone. I first noticed some bright red and blue lights to my right (north). I thought it was an airplane or lights from an industrial plant. (EXHIBIT 2J). I approached the object, I noticed brilliant gold, blue and red lights on what seemed to be on the sides of the object. And it gave off a white glow beneath the object, which lit up the ground below and surrounding trees. The object hovered over the same location (15-20' off the ground). As I approached this, I became very shaky. My knees were so weak I could not apply pressure to the gas pedal. I watched the object for a few minutes. I finally got my legs to move and left as fast as I could. I had a terrible feeling of being alone and lost." 3-5 mins (Fran Ridge/MUFON)

Note: I heard about and investigated this case, myself. The report came from a local friend. It was her sister-in- law who had had a very interesting close encounter.

Detailed reports and documents
report/870822hawesville_report.htm (Fran Ridge)

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