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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'. 

Pilots See Object Climb Turn 90-Degrees
Oct. 28, 1954
Miho Air Base, Japan


Brad Sparks:
Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan (BBU 3281)
5:32 p.m. USAF pilots Lt. Col. O. C. Cook and Lt. J. W. Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars, saw a brilliant white, round-oval object climb in front of clouds, brighten, turn 90 to the N. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Oct. 28, 1954; Miho Air Base, Japan (BBU 3281)
5:32 p.m. USAF pilots Lt. Col. O. C. Cook and Lt. J. W. Brown, on ground using 7x50 binoculars, saw a brilliant white, round-oval object initially at 12-15 degrees elevation in the SSW, disappearing at 20-25 degree elevation in the SW.  Object climbing at same azimuth passing in front of cloud layer aty 21,000' grew larger and brighter. After 45-seconds object made right angle turn to the North, movement lateral, disappearing behing cloud at 4,000'.  (Berliner, Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/541028japan_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)




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