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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'. 

Top CIA Official & Guests Have Notable Sighting
May 22,1952
Alexandria, Virginia

Brad Sparks:
May 22, 1952; Falls Church [or Alexandria], Virginia (BBU)
Bet. 1 and 2 a.m. Top CIA official and several dinner guests, including a retired general, noticed noiseless red light approach from W at about 5,000 ft then suddenly climb almost vertically in the SE, stop, level out for a few secs, go into near vertical dive, level off, disappear to the E. (Ruppelt pp. 135-6; BB Status Rpt 7; Jan Aldrich).

Dan Wilson:
May 22, 1952; Alexandria, Virginia (BBU)
One of the top people in the Central Intelligence Agency was having a lawn party at his home when at sometime between 12 a.m. and 1 a.m. EST, he noticed an oval-shaped red glow in the sky moving very rapidly on a very erratic course at an estimated altitude of 5,000 feet in the general area southeast of Alexandria. Suddenly the object stopped for an instant and began to climb almost vertically. He said something to the other guests, and they looked up just in time to see the light finish its climb, stop, and level out. They all watched it travel level for a few seconds, then go into a nearly vertical dive, level out, and streak off to the east.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520522alexandria_connors.htm (David Michael Hall/Wendy Connors)
reports/520522alexandria_ruppelt.htm (Ed Ruppelt)
reports/520522alexandria_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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