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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'. 

Zig-Zagging Object Stops Hovers
Sept. 21, 1954
Barstow, California

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 21, 1954; Barstow, Calif. (BBU 3222)
1 a.m. (PST) 2 local policemen, 4 USMC police, and a highway patrolman saw a red-orange ball giving off sparks, and a smaller light, making a zigzag descent [to the west] then hover. (Berliner)

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