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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'. 

Silver Ball Hurtles By At 300 MPH
July 24, 1947
Squantum NAS, Massachussetts

Loren Gross:
July 24, 1947; Squantum Naval Air Station, Massachussetts
Morning. Joseph Muka, Seaman 2c, John Francis Nihen, aerographic. During routine weather check on the Operations Building a highly polished silver ball hurtled thru the air between about 8 to 10 thousand feet at a speed of 300 mph and raising in NW durecton. It was not a weather balloon. (Gross Supplement to Supplements, page 40-41 Quincy, (MA) Patriot-Ledger 24 July 1947, page 1).

Detailed reports and documents
Patriot-Ledger 24 July 1947, page 1. (Documented but not yet on site)

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