Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
|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
This report is case #30, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.
July 22, 1952; Uvalde, Texas (BB)
2:46 p.m. local. At 1446, Mr. Don Epperly, weather observer and station manager Trans-Texas Airlines, observed a large round silver object at an estimated altitude of 20,000 feet. The object was approximately 50 feet in diameter and had tremendous speed, esimated at being well over 1000 miles per hour.The object was observed for approximately 45 seconds before it disappeared.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/520722uvalde_report.htm (Dan Wilson)