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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.

Metal Tube Hovers Over Plant
September 1944
ak Ridge, Tennessee

#498: 1944/9/18 0:0 2 84:15:20W 36:1:40N 3321 NAM USA TNS 8 9
Ref# 129 GROSS,Loren: CHARLES FORT & UFOS Page No. 56 MIL. BASE

Fran Ridge:
Sept. 1944; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
On the banks of the Clinch River, a huge, black, windowless building was being constructed. In the middle of Sept 1944, this structure, a gaseous diffusion plant, began operation. This unusual factory was designed to prepare quantities of fissionable material for the US' most important secret weapon, the A-bomb. Shortly after the plant began operations, the area had a very odd visitor. A strange, metallic looking, tube-like object was spotted hovering over the road near the Oak Ridge plant. The object moved away as a crowd started to gather. The sighting was reported to the FBI (20). Original Source: Charles Fort. Reference (20) is from Lorenzen, UFOs: The Whole Story.

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