Case Directory
  Category 1, Distant Encounters 
Rating: 5  


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'. 

Fireball Moves From SE to NW
July 2, 1947
Roswell, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
July 2, 1947. Roswell, New Mexico (BBU)
9:50 p.m. (MST). Pharmacist Dan Wilmot, wife, and son Paul, at home in downtown Roswell. Fireball came from SE directly or almost directly overhead, heading towards and disappearing over Sixmile Mountain at about azimuth 306 (about NW). (Sparks; Roswell Daily Record, July 8.1947)

NICAP Home Page