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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'. 

Senator Sees Dirigible
Nov. 25, 1955
LaVeta, Colorado

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 25, 1955. LaVeta, Colo. (BBU 3869)
10:30 a.m. State Senator S. T. Taylor reported the sighting of an object to the FBI. He described the object as a luminous, greenish-blue, seemed jellish-like, dirigible, slightly barrel-shaped with a larger front end, and tapered toward the tail. It suddenly appeared overhead, diving at a 45 angle, leveled out, and then ascended at a 30 angle for its short 5-second duration. No exhaust was observed and no sound was heard. Senator Taylor estimated the object travelled SW to NE for about 10 miles, at about half the speed of a meteor, and about 15,000 foot elevation before disappearing over Mt. Mestas. (Berliner)

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