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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'. 

Officer & Wife Observe Seven Objects
August 11, 1952
Hampton, Virginia

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 11, 1952; Hampton, Virginia (BBU)
9/10 p.m. USAF Capt. and wife driving to town saw a series of seven yellowish-orange low-flying objects climb away. 5 mins. (Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)

Martin Shough:
To save future readers a lot of head-scratching, it's worth noting that the 8-page "observer's questionnaire" here is NOT a part of the report on the Record Card made by the AF captain and his wife. The latter sighting was three observations of multiple steady lights, all made from the officer's car during a drive near Hampton on Aug 11 1952. The questionnaire relates to a sighting of a single "blinking" light seen by a nurse and her children from her yard on "Aug 12" or "Aug 13". Both answers are given in different places - witness "not sure of the exact day" so one supposes it might even have been Aug 11. (See full report on this below)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520811hampton_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)
reports/520811hampton_report2.htm (Martin Shough)

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