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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'. 

Huge Disc With Windows
April 27, 1952
Pontiac, Michigan

Brad Sparks:
April 27, 1952; Pontiac, Michigan (BBU).
10:45-11:15  p.m. Family of 4 of Mr. John Hoffman in a car saw a brilliant white round-flat object with 2 tiers of windows descend from the NE, hover with rocking motion at about 15° elevation, stop and start at 100 mph drifting to NW. Witnesses pursued in car, lights went off and on 4 times changed color to white­orange, got 4 other witnesses, called police, Detroit Times newspaper and Selfridge AFB. Object disappeared over treetops to NW. [Same witness(es) as in May 25, June 18, 1952, cases??] (Wilson/Ridge/Blue Book, Rich Vitello, Hynek UFO Rpt pp. 70-73; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520427pontiac_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)
reports/520427pontiac_report2.htm (Rich Vitello & Loren Gross)

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