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  Category 1, Distant Encounters 


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'. 

Daytime Saucer Observed From Farm
Aug. 1, 1952
Vincennes, Indiana 

Fran Ridge:
Aug. 1, 1952; 4-miles south of Vincennes, Indiana
10:38 a.m. Hiliary Vieck reported to the Vincennes Sun-Commercial (and to me later when I personally investigated the case) that he and his two brothers, Charles and Larry, heard jets flying over the city that Friday morning and were looking in the sky for them when they spotted the saucer. "Vieck said it was 'real silvery' in color, was zig-zagging very fast across the heavens, going southwest. It was visible for about 20-seconds. Thirteen minutes later Air Force jets were chasing a UFO in Ohio. 

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report/vincennes.htm (Fran Ridge)
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