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Poll: Close Encounters: Fact or Fiction

In ufology, a close encounter is an event in which a person witnesses an unidentified flying object.

According to the scale developed by astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek in 1972, which type of close encounter, if any, do you think mankind will witness before the end of the 21st century?

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    Contact (1997)

    Detection of a radio signal (but no visual contact)

    Evidence of extraterrestrial existence through identification of an artificial, coherent signal with a radio telescope, distinct from the background of various natural phenomena that also produce radio waves.

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    Night Skies (2007)

    Close Encounter of the First Kind: Sighting

    Visual sightings of an unidentified flying object seemingly less than 500 feet away that show an appreciable angular extension and considerable detail.

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    Signs (2002)

    Close Encounter of the Second Kind: Evidence

    A UFO event in which a physical effect is alleged. This can be interference in the functioning of a vehicle or electronic device; animals reacting; a physiological effect such as paralysis or heat and discomfort in the witness; or some physical trace like impressions in the ground, scorched or otherwise affected vegetation, or a chemical trace.

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    Close Encounter of the Third Kind: Contact

    UFO encounters in which an animated creature is present. These include humanoids, robots, and humans who seem to be occupants or pilots of a UFO.

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    The Fourth Kind (2009)

    Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind: Abduction

    A UFO event in which a human is abducted by a UFO or its occupants.

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Close Encounter of the Fifth Kind: Interaction

    A UFO event that involves direct communication between aliens and humans. Bilateral contact experiences through conscious, voluntary and proactive human-initiated cooperative communication with extraterrestrial intelligence.

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    Independence Day (1996)

    Close Encounter of the Sixth Kind: Death

    Death of a human or animal associated with a UFO sighting.

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    Species (1995)

    Close Encounter of the Seventh Kind: Reproduction

    The creation of a human/alien hybrid, either by sexual reproduction or by artificial scientific methods.

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    Planet Earth (2006)

    No evidence of extraterrestrial life whatsoever

    We're alone out there or any form of extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe is too remote from Earth to establish contact in the next 80+ years.

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