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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'. 

Bar-Shaped Object Observed
Nov. 8, 1957
Merrick, Long Island, New York

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 8, 1957; Merrick, Long Island, New York (BBU 5254)
10:10 a.m. Mrs. L. Dinner saw a bar-shaped object, 3.5 ft long, giving off blue flashes and a swishing sound. No further data. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
No duration given and report is poor on details. But the incident could be important when compared with othe sightings of the same day and that Blue Book listed this as an Unknown.

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