The Phoenix lights incident is a good example of a close encounter of the first kind.

A Close Encounter of the first kind is a close encounter in which visual sightings of an unidentified flying object, seemingly less than 500 feet away, show an appreciable angular extension and considerable detail.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. J. Allen Hynek, The UFO Experience: A Scientific Enquiry, Ballantine Books, 1972, pp. 98-9.


  • Informania: Aliens, page 18
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