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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'. 

5-6 Bright Circular Objects In Trail
Sept. 24, 1952
Aurora, Colorado

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 29 [?], 1952. Aurora [Denver?], Colo. (BBU)
3:15 p.m. USAF T/Sgt. B. R. Hughes saw 5-6 circular objects, bright white but not shiny, circle in trail formation. [Same as Denver Sept. 30 case?] 5-6 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Sept. 24, 1952; Aurora, Colorado (BBU)
3:15 p.m. local. USAF T/Sgt. Billy Ross Hughes saw 5-6 bright white circular objects high in the sky moving in a circle about five or six times as great as their diameter. A short time later one of the objects dipped down in altitude and its diameter appeared to be approximately four times as great as the higher objects. The lower object swerved to the the WSW and disappeared. While watching the lower object the other objects had disappeared. The total length of the observation was 5-6 minutes.

Fran Ridge:
The AIIR says the incident occurred on Sept. 24th. We had it listed as the 29th on the chrono, but that has been corrected.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520924aurora_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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