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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'. 

Disc-Like Object Headed Toward Kirkland
July 12, 1947
sand point NAS, Washington

Ted Bloecher:
July 12, 1947; Sand Point Naval Air Station, Washington
6:35 p.m. Seaman John C. Kennedy, Seaman Ben Bobberly reported a disc-like object observed flying overhead headed east toward Kirkland over Lake Washington. Silvery, perfectly round and made no noise. Reported to officers on base. (Jan Aldrich, Bloecher Case #835)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470712sandpoint_report.htm (Carl Feindt)

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