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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'. 

Discs Circle Then Fly Off To Northwest
May 23, 1957
Kansas City, Kansas

Brad Sparks:
May 23, 1957; Kansas City, Kansas (BB)
8:15 a.m. CST. Five observers saw four round to disc-shaped objects 1/2 the size of the moon that appeared from the northeast, circled in two pairs then flew rapidly off to the northwest. The length of observation was given as a few minutes.

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