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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'. 

Three Oblong Objects Moving Supersonic
Aug. 3, 1952
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Dan Wilson:
August 3, 1952; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (BB)
10:20 p.m. MST. A CAA engineer in SAC Station observed three oblong translucent objects in an inverted V-formation in the sky to the north at 40 degrees elevation. The speed of the objects was near sonic and no sound was heard. The objects were in conventional maneuver except for one flip flop or tumble which showed one of the objects as plate shaped. Duration: 9 mins.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/520803kirtland_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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