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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'. 

Couple Observe Rotating Object
December 3, 1954
Gulfport, Mississippi

Brad Sparks:
Dec. 3, 1954; Gulfport, Mississippi (BBU 3352)
12:12 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Mellen saw a translucent grey, round, flat object rotating on its vertical axis at high rate. Headed SE at 500-600 mph. (Berliner)

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