Close Encounter of the First Kind
- Posted Feb. 25, 2012 by Jeff Cornish in Sky. Viewed 3875 times
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In UFOlogy, a close encounter is an event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object. This terminology and the system of classification behind it was started by astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek,
He introduced the first three kinds of encounters.
A sighting of one or more unidentified flying objects:
Aerial objects that are not attributable to known human technology
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