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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'. 

Two Discs In Trail Formation
Sept. 1, 1952
Marietta, Georgia

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 1, 1952; Marietta, Georgia (BBU)
10:50 p.m. Ex-­AAF B-25 gunner saw 2 large white disc-shaped objects with green vapor trails fly in trail formation, merge, fly away very fast. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Sept. 1, 1952; Marietta, Georgia (BBU)
10:50 p.m. EST. An ex-12th AF gunner and as many as 10 to 12 other people saw two round disc-shaped objects in the sky moving west to east leaving a green vapor trail. The objects were in a side by side formation and flying very fast. The objects seemed to stop and merge in the NW part of the sky before fading from view. The length of observations were from 5-15 minutes. Project Blue Book evaluation: UNIDENTIFIED.

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