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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'. 

Object Maneuvers Over Base
July 30, 1952
Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
July 30, 1952; Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico (BBU)
(FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
July 30, 1952; Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, New Mexico (BBU)
Bt. 9:10 and 9:20 p.m. MST. A/1C Scott C. Owen observed a bright white light, the intensity of which changed from bright to dim to bright and made a 180 turn in a wide arc. The light was moving ESE flying straight and level until approximately 80 degrees of the turn was made. The object then came to almost a complete stop momentarily, gained speed, started climbing , leveled off and faded from sight. No sound was heard from the object. The speed of the object appeared to be faster than a jet aircraft. The length of the sighting was approximately 1 minute.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520730holloman_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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