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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'. 

Disc Hovers, Follows SA-16
July 15, 1952
West Palm Beach, Florida

Brad Sparks:
July 15, 1952; West Palm Beach, Florida (BBU 1451)
10:10 p.m. J. Antoneff and two others saw a discus-shaped object, grayish, except when hovering, when it appeared muddy. Hovered over Palm Beach International Airport, then followed an SA-16 twin­engined amphibious aircraft and flew away. 40-60 secs. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520715wpalmbeach_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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