Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
|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
This report is case #35, 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.
Feb. 6, 1953; Truk Island (BB)
11:10 p.m.local time. An Air Force Officer in charge of the Weather Bureau Station on Truk sighted a bullet-shaped shiny object traveling at 150 mph at an approximate altitude of 400 to 500 feet. The object appeared to be larger than a C-47 aircraft.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/530206trukisland_report.htm (Dan Wilson)