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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'. 

12 Objects Observed By AF Officer
August 11, 1955

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 11, 1955; Iceland (BBU 3699)
11:45 a.m. USAF 2nd Lt. E. J. Marlow saw 12 grey objects, from cigar to egg­ shaped, vary formation from elliptical to wavy line to scattered to straight line to trail formation. Speed varied from hovering to 1,000 mph. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
August 11, 1955; Iceland
The observer, 2nd Lt. Edward J. Marlow, was of the 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Shape changed from cigar to egg-shaped on some of these objects, which differs from original discription above. Radar out of operation at the time.

Fran Ridge:
Except for balloons, which the Air Force ruled out, the sighting in this remote location is indicative of something highly unusual taking place. This is yet another incident which normally could have been "downgraded" as insufficient data but the analysts properly opted to list it as an unknown (3639). 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/550811iceland_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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