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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 Hovers Overhead Then Rapidly Ascends
July 30, 1952
San Antonio, Texas

Brad Sparks:
July 30, 1952; San Antonio, Texas (BBU 1758)
10 a.m. E. E. Nye and another saw a round, white object fly slow then speed away. 20-30 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
July 30, 1952; San Antonio, Texas (BBU 1758)
10:00 a.m.  George and Everett Nye observed one round object giving off a  bright luminous color like a glittering diamond. The object hovered directly overhead at approximately 5,000 feet and upon approach of a C-97 aircraft it made a rapid ascent to approximately 10,000 feet. The object then moved off laterally at a tremendous rate of speed many times faster that conventional aircraft. The observers also stated that the object was larger than a conventional aircraft. The object was observed for approximately 30 minutes.

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

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