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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'. 

Object Makes Flight Reversal
April 16, 1952
Shreveport, Louisiana

Fran Ridge:
April 16, 1952; Shreveport, Louisiana (BBU)
9:28 p.m. (CST). Senior USAF pilot Capt. Eugene R. Mathis, USAF, SAC Aircraft Commander, and Jack Touchstone, observed a brilliant circular object ten times the size of the brightest star flying overhead at an unbelieveable speed on a heading of 100 degrees. The object suddenly made a 180 degree turn. The object appeared to be flat, made no sound and and had no exhaust. The object was in sight for approximately 70 seconds. While the object was in sight it passed over the entire city of Shreveport. (BB files, Willy Smith pp. 25-29; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
docs/MAXW-PBB10-10-16.pdf(Fran Rige & Dan Wilson)

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