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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'. 

Low Blue Object Heading West
Nov. 2, 1957
Midland, Texas

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 2, 1957; Midland, Texas
Early evening. An unnamed man and two kids reported a large bluish object, low, going west. (NICAP list)

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