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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'. 

Two Round Flat Objects In Irregular Banking Path
Oct. 8, 1957
Seattle, Washington

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 8, 1957; Seattle, Wash. (BBU 5003)
9:17 a.m. 2 U.S. Army sergeants saw 2 flat, round, white objects fly in trail formation along an irregular path, frequently banking. (Berliner) 25-30 secs

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 8, 1957; Seattle, Washington (BBU 5003)
9:17 a.m. PST. M/Sgt. Walter W. Housley and Sgt. First Class Merrel E. Lee, observed two flat circular objects the apparent size of a dime held at arm's length appearing in the NW and banking away to the SW. The objects remained in line astern at all times while flying along an irregular path, frequently banking. The length of observation was 25-30 seconds. The two witnesses were from the 313th AAA MSL BN (NIKE).(Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571008seattle_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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