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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'. 

AF Reserve Colonel Observes Rapid Ellipse
July 29, 1952
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #19, 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. Air Force reserve colonel at Los Alamos saw a strange ellipse shaped light; indicated its rapid speed.

Dan Wilson:
July 29, 1952; Albuquerque, N. M
9:15 p.m. Witness saw a flight of luminous objects, at least 10, pass over Albuquerque. "Whatever they were, they made a  “flying saucers” believer out of me. They resembled nothing I has seen before. Their flight was soundless and graceful. At first they appeared overhead.They were clustered together in no apparent pattern, heading north.Then they shifted to a perfect V. the shift was done with precision. The formation resembled a flight of geese. Within a few seconds they formed a new pattern ­ two rows with the objects in front spaced at exact intervals. The “saucers” in the second row were spaced evenly between those in the first row."

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520729albuquerque_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
articles/520729albuquerque_article.htm (Jean Waskiewicz & Dan Wilson)

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