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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 Rectangular Object & 6-7 Smaller Objects
May 26, 1957
Loring AFB, Maine

Dan Wilson:
May 26, 1957; Loring AFB, Maine (BB)
2:00 p.m. EST Five USAF men observed in the sky a large rectangular object and 6 or 7 smaller objects that were falling slowly in a fluttering manner. The large object followed in a stablized descent. The witnesses include: Major Lloyd F. Meyer, 70th BS, 42nd BW, Aircraft Commander; 1st Lt. Julian R. Vainwright, 42nd ARS, 42nd BW, Copilot; Captain William H. Roberts, 70th BS, 42nd BW, Aircraft Commander; Captain Glen A. Rodd, 75th BS, 42nd BW. The Intelligence officer said the sighting seems authentic as all five witnesses are A-1. The objects were observed for 6 to 8 mins.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570526loring_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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