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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'. 

Bullet-Shaped Object At 500'
Feb. 6, 1953
Truk Island

Fran Ridge:
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.

Dan Wilson:

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.

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reports/530206trukisland_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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