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Close Encounters of the "Other" Kinds

Dr J. Allen Hynek, noted UFO researcher, developed a system for classifying human's reports of encounters with extra-terrestrials that the filmmakers used in this movie. Here they are in case you ever need to make a report of your own ...

Nocturnal Light - A visual sighting of a light on the sky at night.
Daylight Disc - A visual sighting of a UFO with distinct shape seen at daytime.
Radar Cases - UFOs detected on radar.
Radar Visual Cases - UFOs detected on radar and visually at the same time.
Close Encounters of the First Kind - A UFO observed within 150 yards.
Close Encounters of the Second Kind - A UFO that leaves some kind of evidence like burnmarks on the ground or fragments of unknown material.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - A UFO with visible occupants.
Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind - Abductions.
Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind - Communication between a human and an alien.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Roy Neary ( Richard Dreyfuss ):

"Well I guess you've noticed something is a little strange with Dad."