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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'. 

Oval Objects In Triangular Formation
June 26, 1957
McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Dan Wilson:
June 26, 1957; McKeesport, Pennsylvania (BB)
6:55 p.m. EST. Mrs Pollard while sitting on her porch saw a large round object in the sky and then two more objects in back of it. The objects had the apparent size of an orange or grapefruit held at arm's length and  were white silverish in color and slightly oval then elongated when disappearing. The objects were in a triangular formation 35 to 40 degrees above the horizon. They moved in a floating motion from west to east on a straight flight path. The length of the observation was 3 to 5 minutes. Later at about 8:20 p.m. the Greater Pittsburgh Control Tower had a report of unidentified flying objects. Two aircraft, Vanguard Target and Vanguard 11, were vectored to the scene.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/570626mckeesport_report.htm (Dan Wilson/Bill Schroeder)

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