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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'. 

Object Maneuvers Over Air Base
Aug. 14, 1952
Kelly AFB, Texas

Dan Wilson:
August 14, 1952; Kelly AFB, Texas (BB)
3:45 p.m. CST. Seven Air Force employees observed a round object that appeared to be of aluminum construction flying over Kelly AFB. Maneuvers consisted of slow sweeping turns and reversing direction. The speed of the object was estimated at 1500 mph at an estimated altitude of 20,000 to 30,000 feet. The object was observed over a period of 30 minutes. The object appeared and disappeared at times.

Fran Ridge:
There are 5 sightings listed for Kelly AFB and San Antonio, Texas for August 14 in the Project Blue Book Master Index.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520814kelly_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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