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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'. 

Large Red Object Observed By GOC Personnel
March 23, 1957
Pasadena, California

Dan Wilson:
March 23, 1957; Pasadena, California (BB)
11:26 p.m. PST. A round, red colored object the size of a grapefruit held at arm's length was sighted by GOC personnel on duty. The object was at an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 feet altitude and was heading west until it disappeared. Many other people saw the object and called the police and the Pasadena Filter Center. Among the GOC witnesses was AF T/Sgt Dewey Crow. The object was viewed through binoculars. Time in sight by GOC personnel was 14 minutes. (BB docs)

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