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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'. 

Strange Object Observed After B-52 Drops Container
June 26, 1957
Edwards AFB, California

Dan Wilson:
June 26, 1957; Edwards AFB, California (BB)
12:00 p.m. local time. While watching a test drop of a "stores" container by a B-52 two Air Policemen observed a solid looking red or orange colored rectangular shaped object in the sky. The object first appeared to the west and after first movement it appeared to stand still and pulsate. The object began to move again and large oscillations were reported. The reported oscillation covered a fairly wide portion of the sky and the observers reported extremely horizontal movement of the object. The apparent size of the object was reported to be a pea or a dime held at arm's length and the actual size was estimated to be as large as a fighter aircraft (100 ft. major dimension). The UFOB report completed at Edwards AFB in accordance with AFR 200-2 stated the probable cause of sighting is unknown. The observers were T/Sgt. Charles B. Fisher, 6510th Air Police Squadron, and T/Sgt Jackson. The estimation of the length of the observation varied from 1 1/2 to 5 minutes.

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