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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'. 

Object Executes Large "U" Turn
Nov. 24, 1957
Scott AFB, Illinois

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 24, 1957; Scott AFB, Illinois (BB)
6:10 p.m. A  round reddish orange object the apparent size of a golf ball held at arm's length moving on a easterly course was observed by A/3C Ronald W. Rioux, A/3C Gareth L. Colay, and A1C Meeks. As the object went overhead it did a large "U" turn back to the west. The object was in sight for approximately 6 to 8 minutes.

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