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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'. 

Bright Object Lands On Hill
Nov. 6, 1957
Lake County, Ohio

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 6, 1957; Lake County, Ohio (BBU)
6:30 a.m. Markell saw an unbearably bright round object, much larger than a plane, landing on a ridge, then taking off again. Object had an "odd color," left no trail, made no noise. (Vallée Magonia 428; FUFOR Index)

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