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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'. 

Object Approaches, Zigzags, Shoots Up
June 12, 1957
Milan, Italy

Brad Sparks:
June 12, 1957; Milan, Italy (BBU 4760)
7:30 p.m. G. U. Donadio, translator for export-import firm, saw an object "big as a hen's egg" [at arm's length?] fly very fast, zigzag, hover and revolve, then shoot up. (Berliner) 17 mins

Dan Wilson:
June 12, 1957; Milan, Italy (BBU 4760)
At 7:30 p.m. local time, G. U. Donadio, translator for export-import firm, saw a bright light approaching from the east to a point over the city after a zig zag path at high speed. It then lowered over the city becoming the size of a hen's egg. The object was bright green yellow in color. The object hovered over the city at an estimated altitude of 6,000 feet and appeared to be rotating on axis. After about 17 minutes the object zoomed off to the upper atmosphere leaving two white orange vapor trails.

Fran Ridge:
Yet another case, although a distant encounter, that stumped the Air Force. (BB case listed as UNIDENTIFIED, #4760) In this instance they took the report by the witness, at face value. Some of our skeptical colleagues could learn from this. 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570612milan_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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