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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'. 

1-5 Silver Yellow Objects Stop & Start
June 17,19,23, 1952
McChord AFB, Washington

Brad Sparks:
June 17, 1952; McChord AFB, Wash. (BBU 1298)
Between 7:30 and 10:20 p.m. Many witnesses saw 1-5 large silver ­yellow objects flying erratically, stop and start. (Berliner) [The BB memo does say that F-94s were scrambled twice. The objects were observed visually from the tower and planes were directed visually but could not make any contact. It specifically says that radar picked up nothing unusual on any of the dates].

Fran Ridge:
This is apparently case #5 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".

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