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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'. 

Silver Disc With White Trail
February 26, 1954
Newburyport, Mass.

Brad Sparks:
Feb. 26, 1954; Newburyport, Mass (BBU 2913)
2:30 p.m. Architect R. M. Pierce, marine engineer George Avery and another, saw a silver disc, with a white trail, make a loud roar. (Berliner)

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