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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'. 

Two Pairs Of Objects Maneuver Overhead
July 16, 1952
Hampton Roads, Virginia

Brad Sparks:
July 16, 1952; Hampton Roads, Virginia (BBU)
9 p.m. Eastern. NACA aeronautical engineer Paul R. Hill saw two amber-colored objects approach from the S, turn W, reach overhead, begin a maneuver to revolve around a common center, change to a vertical plane [?] after a few orbits, were joined by two more objects and flew off to the S. (McDonald list; Tom Tulien)

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