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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'. 

Parent Object & Seven Smaller Objects
July 7, 1962
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dan Wilson:
July 7, 1962; Albuquerque, New Mexico (BB)
9:05 p.m. MST. A civilian observed a mushroom shaped object rising in the south and moving north. When the object reached a point overhead it turned NE. At this point the object flashed and seven objects in an arrowhead formation emanated from the main object. These seven objects traveled east while the main object traveled to the NE. The first object had the apparent size of a marble held at arm's length. The total length of the observation was around six minutes.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/620707albuquerque_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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