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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'. 

Three Flat Objects Faster Than P-38's
June 24, 1947
Richland, Washington

Dan Wilson:
June 24, 1947; Richland, Washington
2:30 p.m. PST.  L. G. Bernier, observed three flat objects that were faster that P-38's. The objects were flying on a level course to the northwest. (Note: Richland is part of the Hanford site).

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