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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'. 

Red Lights Hover And Maneuver
Aug. 1, 1952
Lancaster, California

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 1, 1952; Lancaster, Calif. (BBU 1771)
1:14 a.m. Sheriff's deputies and others, one named Mallette, saw 2 brilliant red lights hovering and maneuvering. 5 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
August 1, 1952; Lancaster, California (BBU 1771)
10:23 p.m. PST. A sheriff's patrol  saw two bright objects in the southern sky at the same altitude. The objects appeared to be stationary then suddenly appeared to descend towards the western horizon. They then appeared to stop for a few seconds. At this time one of the objects appeared to move in an easterly direction and travelled at a moderate rate of speed parallel to the horizon. It then appeared to turn in a southerly direction and disappeared from view. The other object remained stationary for approximately 10 minutes and started to descend towards the horizon in a downward pendulum like motion and disappeared from view. Others also reported seeing objects maneuvering in the sky.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520801lancaster_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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