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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'. 

Saucer Puts On Sudden Burst Of Speed
Oct., 1947
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Brad Sparks:
Oct., 1947; Dodgeville, Wisc. (BBU 91)
11 [a.m.?]. Unnamed civilian man saw an undescribed object fly counterclockwise circles. 1-hr. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Oct., 1947; Dodgeville, Wisc. (BBU 91)
11:00 p.m. local. A civilian observed a "saucer" moving slowly to the south at an altitude of about 2 miles. All at once the object in a sudden burst of speed (faster than a plane) circled from right to left in a huge circle. Observation lasted about one hour. 

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