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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'. 

Diamond Formation of Flat Objects Observed
June 8, 1952
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
This is apparently item #3 of Major Dewey Fournet's "motions study" UFOs cases as presented to the Robertson Panel in January of 1953, whereby he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond "us".

Brad Sparks:

June 8, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (BBU 1263)
10:50 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Markland saw 4 shiny objects fly straight and level in a diamond formation. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
June 8, 1952; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (BBU 1263)
10:50 a.m. MST. Four flat-round-shaped shiny objects in a diamond formation were observed from the ground by  Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Markland. The objects were at approximately 15,000 feet in altitude and traveling at approximately 300 mph. There was no audible sound from the objects. The objects were first seen at approximately 60 degrees above the horizon to the north and were traveling to the SW at approximately 240 degrees. A teletype message concerning this incident was sent to HQ USAF Wash DC from the 4901st Spt WG (Atomic), Kirtland AFB, N.M.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520608albuquerque_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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