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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'. 

Triangle Passes Overhead With Humming Sound
June 23, 1957
Carmichael, California

Dan Wilson:
June 23, 1957 Carmichael, California (BB)
11:30 p.m. PST. Six persons saw a bright yellowish-white light about 10 degrees off the horizon at a bearing of 220 degrees. The object remained in this position for approximately 10 minutes. During this time the object was viewed through binoculars. The object began to move upwards fairly quickly to a height of an estimated 20,000 feet, or about 45 degrees off the horizon. The object then appeared to lose altitude and then moved towards the observers and was seen to pass overhead at an estimated altitude of 3,000 to 5,000 feet. The object was triangular in shape and had a weird sound like a high frequency hum or vibration when overhead. One of the witnesses was a USAF 1st Lt. Navigator and Briefing Officer, 965th AEW&C Squadron, McClellan AFB, Calif. (BB docs)

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reports/570623carmichael_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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