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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'. 

Light Shoots Straight Up
Oct. 10, 1952
Otis AFB, Massachussetts

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 10, 1952; Otis AFB, Mass. (BBU 2155)
6:30 p.m. USAF S/Sgt and 2 other enlisted men saw a blinking white light move like a pendulum then shoot straight up. 20 mins. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
Oct.10, 1952; Otis AFB, Mass. (BBU 2155)
6:30 p.m. EST. USAF S/SGT Richard W. County, A/1C James M. Barren and A/2C Edward P. Robinson observed a blinking white light that flew upward and then started a pendulum like action, then shot straight up at a terrific rate of speed. The length of the observation was  approximately 15-20 minutes. Project Blue Book EVALUATION: UNIDENTIFIED.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521010otisafb_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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