Deleted scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

In the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the French scientist character Claude LaCombe (François Truffaut) was based on my friend Jacques Vallée. Whenever I see the movie, which is one of my favorites of all time, I get a kick out of LaCombe insisting to the military man that the UFO phenomenon "is an event sociologique!" That's totally Jacques speaking. Jacques just pointed me to this deleted scene from Close Encounters that I didn't know existed. It shows an alternate first meeting between LaCombe and his translator David Laughlin (Bob Balaban). As Jacques says, the scene really gets at the emotionality of the story that Spielberg was trying to achieve along with telling a great weird tale.