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  Category 1, Distant Encounters 
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A Hynek Classification of Distant Encounter is usually an incident involving an object more than 500 feet from the witness. At night it is classified as a "nocturnal light" (NL) and during the day as a "daylight disc" (DD). The size of the object or the viewing conditions may render the object in greater detail but yet not qualify the sighting as a Close Encounter which is an object within 500'. 

Round & Flat Object Observed By Field Engineer
May 17, 1947
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Brad Sparks:
May 17 [19?], 1947; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (BBU)
8:30-9 p.m. Field Engineer Savage saw a frosty white round and flat object, with diameter/thickness ratio 10:1, the size of a B-29 [?] (140 ft) traveling N at 350° heading at 10,000­18,000 ft and 3 times speed of a jet [1,800 mph] with a slight swishing sound. 30-mins. (FOIA; FUFOR Index)

Fran Ridge:
There is a June 1947 sighting listing in the Blue Book files, but no May. So, unfortunately we can't prove the Oklahoma City sighting was REPORTED before Arnold's sighting of June 24th. We're assuming the date as the 17th for filing purposes but the report mentions a possible date of the 19th.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470517oklacity_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/470517oklacity_report2.htm (Fran Ridge)

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