Countless Hollywood movies have showcased brilliantly what alien life might do to our planet and to us. But it all started when UFO researcher and astronomer Allen Hynek published a book about close encounters and its classification. Immediately acquiring worldwide fame, Hollywood’s “The Close Encounter of the Third Kind” was a debut. Since then, many movies have made attempts at creating similar scenarios of the types of encounters.
What is a close encounter?
Any type of encounter with extraterrestrial beings within 500 feet is termed as a “close encounter”. Allen Hynek argues that it is only within this distance, that a human mind can differentiate a regular object with that of a peculiar one.
However, UFO encounters above a distance of 500 feet are classified into a separate category. This category contains three types of encounters.
These are strange streaks of lights appearing in the night sky. They are the most common and the most reported of all the UFO encounters.
They are sightings of UFOs during daytime.
UFO sightings that are backed by Radar proof.
Classes of Close Encounters
The First Kind
The first kind refers to visual sighting of an Unidentified Flying Object within a distance of 500 feet.
The Second Kind
The second kind of encounters bring with them a physical disturbance such as interference in functioning of vehicle and electronic devices, paralysis, animals getting hyped, intense heat waves or impressions on vegetations.
The Third Kind
The third kind includes the sighting of a UFO along with alien life. It has further subcategories.
A: The alien is seen inside the UFO
B: The alien is seen outside the UFO
C: The alien is seen near the UFO, neither going in nor out ie. stationary.
D: The alien is seen but without any UFO nearby. However, early UFO activity has been reported.
E: The alien is sighted without any recent UFO activities.
F: No alien or UFO is seen by the target. But, the target experiences intelligent communication.
The Fourth Kind
This stage involves the abduction of humans by the alien life.
The Fifth kind
In this kind of encounter a conscious bilateral communication is carried out, that is initiated by the human with the extraterrestrial being.
The Sixth Kind
The sixth kind of encounter causes the death of an animal or human.
The Seventh Kind
This kind of close encounters involve the creation of an alien-human hybrid either by sexual reproduction or by artificial methods.