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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'. 

5-7 Silver-Grey Round Objects Fly Over Base
June 16, 1952
Roswell, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
June 16, 1952.  Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico (BBU)
8:30 p.m. (MST).  USAF B-29 maintenance specialist S/Sgt. James C. Sparks, 6th Bomb Wing (Heavy), Walker AFB, walking between buildings #590 and T-588 saw first 1 object in the SE about 1 mile distance resembling the shadow of a 
landing B-29 or B-50 then as it passed overhead noticed 5-7 silverish-grey round objects, in a half-moon formation, fly at estimated 500-600 mph at about 5,000 ft in a line heading to the NW disappearing at about 1-2 miles.  When nearly overhead, the object on right or E broke formation by 10 further to the right.  No engine or other noise and no aircraft on flight line to obscure sound.  No visible means of propulsion.  (Sparks;  BB files;  NICAP website;  Berliner) 30 secs 1 witness 1-2? Full Moons

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