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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'. 

Two Discs 6' In Diameter Near Dam
Aug. 13, 1947
Twin Falls, Idaho

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 13, 1947; 40 mi SW of Twin Falls, Idaho (BBU)
9:30 a.m. County Commissioner L. W. Hawkins and Mr. Brown while fishing at Salman Dam and saw 2 disc-shaped objects 6 ft diameter reflecting light and making the echo of a motor, at 4,000-6,000 ft flying at high speed. (McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
Aug. 13, 1947; Twin Falls, [Salmon Dam], Idaho (BBU)
Brown and Hawkins were satisfied that they had seen something and were very doubtful if the objects were planes. Dr. Hynek's evaluation: Evidence offered suggests no explanation.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/470813twinfalls_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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