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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'. 

Seven "Teardrop-Shaped" Objects Increase Speed
Aug. 27, 1954
Dorchester, Massachusetts

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester, Mass. (BBU 3185)
1 p.m. E. A. Srazdes saw 7 large, white, teardrop-shaped objects turn blue, fly in line formation and increase speed. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Aug. 27, 1954; Dorchester, Mass. (BBU 3185)
1 p.m. EDST.  Two observers on ground, one wearing polaroid glasses (?). Primary witness, E. A. Srazdes, considered reliable.  Reports seven, white, teardrop-shaped objects in the east at 45-degree elevation. , described as being as large as high-flying bombers, turned blue, flew in in-line line formation with no exhaust or trail. Objects moving at a slow speed at first, then increase noted when they disappeared to the northwest after two minutes observation. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540827dorchester_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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