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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'. 

Theoolite Tracking of Two Elliptical Objects
Feb. 4, 1953
Yuma County, Arizona

Fran Ridge:
This report is case #26, on the official clearance list. of 41 formerly classified Air Technical Intelligence UFO reports cleared for Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe by Albert M. Chop, Air Force Press Desk.

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 4, 1953; Yuma County Airport, Arizona (BBU 2388)
At 1355 M.S.T., Stanley H. Brown, a Meteorological Aid employed with the United States Weather Bureau, and private pilot, while using a theodolite to follow a pilot balloon saw an object going upward and curving to the west. About 20 seconds after sighting the first object a second object came into the field of view. The first object flew to the west, while the second object swooped across or near the path of the first object three or four times. The two objects were observed through the 32 power theodolite for a period of 5 minutes. The objects were almost round, a solid, dull, pure white color, with a thin white mist completely edging each object. (Project Blue Book files)

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reports/530204yuma_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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