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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'. 

Hovering Object Streaks Off
December 24, 1952
Camp Carson, Colorado

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 24, 1952; Camp Carson, Colo. (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
Dec. 24, 1952; Camp Carson, Colorado (BBU)
4:17 p.m. MST. Three airmen observed a silver circular object hovering at an estimated altitude of 2,000 feet at an estimated 4 miles distance for approximately 2 or 3 minutes. The object then disappeared at a high rate of speed. All three airmen were assigned to the 3924 Air Police Squadron.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/521224campcarson_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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