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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'. 

Metallic Saucer-Shaped Object Maneuvers
July 28, 1952
Heidelberg, Germany

Brad Sparks:
July 28, 1952; Heidelberg, West Germany (BBU 1700)
10:20 p.m. Sgt. B. C. Grassmoen and WAC PFC A.P. Turner saw a saucer-shaped object having appearance of light metal giving off shafts of white light, fly slow, make 90° turn and climb away fast. 4-5 mins. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documen
reports/520728heidelberg_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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