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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'. 

Two Discs Observed By Lt. Colonel & Wife
May 10, 1952
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
May 10, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico (BBU)
3:00 p.m. MST. USAF Lt. Col. Maurice G. Bechtel and his wife in the yard of their home saw two silvery disc-shaped objects flying straight and level one after the other moving SW to NE at above 20,000 ft. The first object seemed to waver on axis or "flop over," second object followed similar path but at higher altitude. First object was described as being the size of a B-36 at high altitude.  Officer alerted radar station but unable to track object(s). 5-10 mins (McDonald files; Jan Aldrich; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
MAXW-PBB10-629-641.pdf (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)
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