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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'. 

Four Red Diamonds Observed For Several Minutes
April 29, 1957
Ferndale, Michigan

Dan Wilson:
April 29, 1957;Ferndale, Michigan (BB)
At 9:50 p.m. CST, Mr. Walaoski, observed four deep red diamond shaped objects, twice the size of the largest star, flying in a diamond formation to the northwest. The objects were seen for a few minutes. A check was made with the CAA and no aircraft were airborne at this time. 30/0250Z

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reports/570429ferndale_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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