X
OOPS!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
VIEW CART
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
OOPS!
MANAGE WISHLISTS
CONTINUE SHOPPING
X
ADDED!
CANCEL
(0)
Llewellyn is committed to keeping our staff and customers healthy and safe, as well as being good corporate citizens, during this time. Click to read how we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Reference For Body, Mind & Spirit

Term: Close Encounters

DEFINITION:

In UFO lore, contact between human and alien beings. There is much to suggest that these may not be physical beings but perhaps projections of the Unconscious.

The term was created by famed author and UFO investigator J. Allen Hynek. He proposed three types of close encounters:

  • First Kind: The sighting of an unidentifiable object or odd light
  • Second Kind: Observation plus effects such as heat, damage, paralysis, sound, lost time
  • Third Kind: Observing beings

Others have proposed further types of close encounters:

  • Fourth Kind: Abduction of a human by aliens
  • Fifth Kind: Human initiated contact with extraterrestrials (the "contactee" phenomenon)
  • Sixth Kind: An incident that causes a human injury or death
  • Seventh Kind: A human/alien mating that produces a hybrid or "Star Child"
SHARE:    /   PRINT
IN OUR BLOGS
A Card for Our Times: The Wheel of Fortune
Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot Melissa Cynova At the time of this writing (late March 2020), I keep thinking about the Wheel. I wonder where we will be on the Wheel when this is posted....
What's New
$17.99 US
  /  
$18.99 US
  /  
$18.95 US
  /  
$17.99 US
  /  
        
Copyright © 2020 - Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.