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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'. 

Farmers Observes Two Cigars
October 20, 1947
Dayton, Ohio

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 20, 1947. Dayton, Ohio (BBU)
1:20 p.m. Farmer Britton saw 2 cigar-shaped objects reflecting brilliant sunlight traveling W to E on a
straight course at high speed about 1 mile height in trail formation about a city block apart emitting a
slight vapor trail, disappearing suddenly. (McDonald list; FOIA; Mary Castner/CUFOS)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/471020dayton_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)

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