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  Category 1, Distant Encounters 
Rating: 5  


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'. 

20+ Top Shelf Witnesses / Metallic Cigar
March 15, 1951
New Delhi, India

Brad Sparks:
March 15, 1951; New Delhi, India (BBU 908)
10:20 (9:50?) a.m. 25 members of a flying club, including the chief aerial engineer (Floats?) and his two assistants saw a metallic cigar-shaped object with white exhaust which turned black when it accelerated to about 1,000 mph and made a large loop. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
March 15, 1951; New Delhi, India
10:20 a.m. local time. George F. Floate, a chief aerial engineer, along with his two assistants, observed a swirly white cloud that appeared in the sky from north to south about 700 feet in length approximately 4,000 feet high near the Delhi Flying Club hanger. The cloud increased in length and at the end of it a bullet shaped object appeared approximately 100 feet long and as big around as a C-47 fuselage. The witnesses shouted out and 17 to 20 people rushed out of the hanger and saw the object. The object headed south for about 3 minutes where it made an apparent loop coming back over the field. At the top of the loop it was out of sight but came into sight again in its dive. The object, after recovering straight and level flight proceeded to the SW until out of sight. The speed of the object was estimated to be three times greater than cruising speed of a British Vampire jet. The total time the object was observed was approximately seven minutes. Project Blue Book evaluated this sighting as an UNIDENTIFIED.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/510315newdelhi_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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