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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'. 

Winged Unidentified Executes Verical Climb Near Jets
Feb. 7, 1955
Knights Landing, California

Fran Ridge:
Feb. 7, 1955; Knights Landing, California (BB)
4:30 p.m. local. During observations of conventional jet aircraft the witness observed the antics of a winged UFO that reportedly executed a vertical climb and later, a steep dive. This incident was discovered in an OSI document to the FBI, found in the Blue Book file collection. If this actually occurred it would be an interesting, but distant encounter, worth posting in the Cat. 1 file.

Dan Wilson:
This case is listed as Kings Landing, Calif. in the PBB Master Index.There is no Kings Landing, Calif. Knights Landing, Calif. is mentioned in the letter to the FBI

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