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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'. 

Four 18" UFOs Observed
Aug. 7, 1952
San Antonio, Texas

Fran Ridge:
August 7, 1952; San Antonio, Texas  (BBU 1855)
9:08 a.m. Mrs. Susan Pzuhl observed 4 round, unidentified flying objects that gave off color similar to white-hot metal. Objects appeared approximately 18" in diameter, actual size, and all 4 objects similar.  Objects were observed singularly with exception of 2, and at intervals of approximately 20 minutes.  No aerodynamic features were noted.  No trail, exhaust, or visible propulsion system was noticed.  Speed unestimated but observer stated, that with the exception of 1 object that moved slowly, the speed must have been 3 times as fast as a prop driven aircraft.  No sound was heard.  Maneuver consisted of radical directional change by first object; straight and level flight by second object, slight directional change by third object and fourth object navigated a large circle.  An aircraft passed under the fourth object with no apparent reaction by plane or object.  Object disappeared by vanishing suddenly, like an extinguished light. 70 mins (Berliner; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
MAXW-PBB14-574-579.pdf (Dan Wilson, Fran Ridge, Rich Vitello, Bill Schroeder)


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