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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 Makes Four, 5-10 Second Passes
Sept. 20, 1957
Kadena AFB, Okinawa

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 20, 1957; Kadena AFB, Okinawa (BBU 4959)
8 p.m. S/Sgt. H. T. O'Connor and S/Sgt. H. D. Bridgeman saw an object, shaped like a coke bottle without the neck, translucent and fluorescent, make four 5-10 second passes from N to S, with 4-5 mins between passes. (Berliner) 4 x 5-10 secs ?

Fran Ridge:
The documents mention that the object was "indented" like a coke bottle without the neck, and slightly larger than a grapefruit at arm's length. The witnesses were apparently unaware that the Moon is about the size of an aspiran tablet at arm's length and their measurement would indicate a much closer encounter if true. The object seemed to vibrate, but no sound was heard.

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