Category 2 - Close Encounters
Objects Within 500' *

NICAP Sighting Information Database - Sightings Listed as Category 2
Close encounters are normally described as incidents where the object is within 500' of the witness(es). However, we have included cases where the size or viewing conditions allow stereoscopic vision of a superstructure. Incidents involving Distant Encounters (Cat 1), E-M (Cat 3), Animal Effects (Cat 4), Medical Effects (Cat5), Trace Cases (Cat 6), Entities (Cat 7), Photographs (Cat 8), Radar (Cat 9), Radiation (Cat 10), or Sightings From Aircraft (Cat 11), are listed on their appropriate pages at Special Evidence by categories. However, many classic Close Encounters are also listed on this page. If you find an important case that is NOT listed, please email me at:

Francis Ridge
NICAP Site Coordinator

Other Information
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Category/Group 1 - A Regional UFO Bibliography - Francis Ridge

CCISU site (Some in English) - Centro Italiano Studi - Maurizio Verga
RSID CE-I - Regional Sighting Information Database - Francis Ridge
NUFORC - National UFO Reporting Center - Peter Davenport
Project1947 - UFO Internet Group - Jan Aldrich
Project 1947 UFO Sightings - (1909-1954) - Jan Aldrich
Chronological Catalog of Interesting UFO Sightings - Mark Cashman
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