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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'. 

Flashes In Distance Confirm Arnold Case?
June 24, 1947
Diamond Gap, Washington

Fran Ridge:
June 24, 1947; Diamond Gap, Washington
3:00 PM. Robert W. Hubach, a member of the Washington State forestry service, was on watch at a lookout tower at Diamond Gap, a small settlement near the town of White Salmon, just south of Mount Adams, when he heard an airplane. "It was black. While I watched it I saw flashes in the distance quite high up in the east. They.seemed to be going in a straight line and made a strange noise, higher pitched than most airplanes make."  Hubach, who had not seen a newspaper while he was on watch Monday until Saturday, said he believed that the objects were a new type of airplane being tested. "They did not look like a flying wing." (Newsclippings. Loren Gross, UFOS: A History 1947, page 8)

Detailed reports and documents
articles/DiamondGapWA1947.pdf (Loren Gross, Barry Greenwood) (Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos) (Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos)

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