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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 Cylindrical Objects Observed By Engineers
Aug. 3, 1952
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
This is apparently case #14 of Major Dewey Fournet's "motions study" UFOs cases as presented to the Robertson Panel in January of 1953, whereby he deduced that UFOs were guided by intelligence and the flight characteristics indicated that the intelligence was beyond "us". This report is case #21, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 3, 1952. Truth or Consequences, NM (BBU)
10:20 p.m. Civilian engineer Anderson saw three light-green cylindrical objects hovering at a 45-degree elevation in inverted V-formation switch in echelon when one object moved, with a rolling motion along its long axis. Disappeared by rapidly rising vertically. (BB Rpt 8, FUFOR Index)

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