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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'. 

Diamond-Shaped Light
January 6, 1949
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 6, 1949. Kirtland AFB (Albuquerque), New Mexico (BBU)
5:30 p.m. (OSI Case) PFC Everitt. Bright white diamond shaped light in horizontal flight from SE to NW about 1500-2,000 ft height faster than a jet, about 2 ft in size [?]. [Meteor?] (Sparks;  McDonald list; Saunders/FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
MAXW-PBB5 85-91 docs/490106kirtland_docs.pdf (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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