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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 Discs Emerge From Elliptical Object
July 23, 1952
Culver City, California

Dan Wilson:
July 23, 1952; Culver City, California
Several aircraft plant employees saw a bright silvery elliptical object that moved northwest, then stopped and hovered. Two small discs emerged and circled around the area before rejoining the mother ship. The object then climbed straight up out of sight at tremendous speed. (Newspaper article)

Detailed reports and documents
articles/520723culvercity_article.pdf (Dan Wilson)

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