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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'. 

Spinning Top Hovers 20 Minutes
Aug. 24, 1952
Levelland, Texas

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 24, 1952; Levelland, Texas (BBU 1969)
9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sharp saw an object, shaped like a spinning top, changing color from red to yellow to blue, with a fiery tail, hover for 20 mins with whistling [shrill?] sound, then fly away on a NNW course in 3 mins. Same or similar object returned 1 hr later repeating maneuvers. 23 mins. (Berliner; cf. Hynek-CUFOS re-eval; Jan Aldrich)

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