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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'. 

Plate-Like Object Flies Straight & Level
August 4, 1952
Phoenix, Arizona

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 4, 1952; Phoenix, Ariz. (BBU 1812)
2:20 a.m. USAF A/3c W. F. Vain saw a yellow ball which lengthened and narrowed to plate shape, fly straight and level. 5 mins. The size of the object appeared three fourths size of full moon. The object seemed to be at about 3000 feet in altitude and traveling at about 200 MPH. The observer was on South Central and Salt River in Phoenix. The object was headed from NNE to SW. (Berliner; FUFOR Index) 

Detailed reports and documents
docs/MAXW-PBB14-288-292.pdf (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)

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