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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'. 

The Farmington Invasion
March 16, 1950
Farmington, New Mexico

NICAP UFO Evidence Report:
March 17, 1950; Farmington, N. Mex.
Retired Army Captain, others, saw dozens of discs gyrating in sky. [IV]

Dan Wilson:
March 16, 1950; Farmington, New Mexico (BB)
At 11:00 a.m. Several persons (approx. 10) observed 12 to 15 flat spheroid shaped objects maneuvering in the sky.The objects turned on their axis and manuevered up and down, sometimes turning at very sharp angles. They were observed for a period of 3 to 5 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/500316farmington_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)
reports/500316farmington_report2.htm (Fran Ridge & Dan Wilson)

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