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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'. 

Pilot Reports Three Objects 50' In Diameter
Aug. 29, 1952
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 29, 1952; Colorado Springs, Colo. (BBU 2013)
8:35 p.m. Military [? USAF?] pilot C. A. Magruder saw three objects, 50 ft in diameter, 10 ft high, aluminum with red­ yellow exhaust, fly in trail about 1,500 mph. 4-5 mins. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Very interesting case but the Blue Book documents are barely readable. Maybe we can find them in the other files such as fold 3. This is an official Blue Book UNKNOWN and is shown on the sighting listing as "Unidentified" and worth pursuing.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520829colorado_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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