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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'. 

Barrel-Shaped Object Hovers Over Rice Paddie
Nov. 6, 1957
N. of Seoul, Korea

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 6, 1957; N of Seoul, South Korea (BBU)
Morning. A luminous bluish-white barrel ­shaped object was seen close to the ground, reflected in a pool of water. It rose and vanished "like a light switched off." (Vallée Magonia 426)

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 5, 1957; N. of Seoul, Seoul Korea (BBU)
1:50 a.m. local time. Four enlisted men in a medium tank battalion reported an unidentified flying object. The Supplement to the Air Force Form 112 describes a luminous bluish white object, and gives further details such as: "varies from a 55-gallen drum to that of an egg." And later, "hovering close to ground, a  reflection was visible in the water rice paddies surrounding the area."  The detail doesn't include a narrative but the report says the object dived towards the ground then rose again. It rose into the air and disappeared like a light bulb being turned off.  Duration was about 3 minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571106korea_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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