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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'. 

Pilot & CTO Observe Red Glow
Nov. 27, 1957
Yakima, Washington

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 27, 1957; Yakima, Wash. (BBU)
1:25 a.m. (PST). Northwest Airlines Flight 535 pilot in the air and control tower operator on the ground saw a bright red glow turning to white smoke moving S. (Project 1947)

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