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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'. 

More Saucers in 1947
September 17, 1947
Rix Ledges, N. of Lebanan, New Hampshire

Lara Elliott:
September 17, 1947; Rix Ledges north of Lebanon, New Hampshire
On this date, an unknown individual reportedly observed a flying saucer. This occurred as he/she was half way up Rix Ledges. The individual claims to have seen the flying saucer while watching the honey bees. The witness describes the saucer to be "as large as a tennis ball" and "as white as cotton batting".  The object approached rapidly and noiselessly from the East and was followed by another object closely. The second object appeared in the size and shape of a saucer and maintained a constant angle of inclination to the ball and followed it at a constant distance. The two objects made an angle of about 5 degrees to the individuals eye. The objects were in their sight for more than a minute until vision was lost in the glare of the sun. (FBI document)

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