Close Encounters of the Second kind

An observation of a UFO, and associated physical effects from the UFO, including:

Heat or radiation

Damage to terrain

Human paralysis (Catalepsy)

Frightened animals

Interference with engines or TV or radio reception.

Lost Time: a gap in one's memory associated with a UFO encounter

Close Encounters of the Third kind

An observation of what Hynek termed "animate beings" observed in association with a UFO sighting. Hynek deliberately chose the somewhat vague term "animate beings" to describe beings associated with UFOs without making any unfounded assumptions regarding the beings' origins or nature. Hynek did not necessarily regard these beings as "extraterrestrials" or "aliens." Additionally, Hynek further expressed discomfort with such reports, but felt a scientific obligation to include them, at the very least because they represented a sizable minority of claimed UFO encounters.

Close Encounters of the First kind;

Flying saucers

Odd lights

Aerial objects that are not attributable to known human technology

Close Encounters of the Fourth kind

A human is abducted by a UFO or its occupants. This type was not included in Hynek's original close encounters scale.

Jacques Vallee, Hynek's erstwhile associate, argued that a CE4 should be described as "cases when witnesses experienced a transformation of their sense of reality," so as to also include non-abduction cases where absurd, hallucinatory or dreamlike events are associated with UFO encounters.

Also in some cases, The Fourth Kind is described as being or under possession. Described in various UFO abduction cases as the most fearful experience of any.. the presence, not true visibility, but the realm, or sense of their presence.

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