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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'. 

Large Light Leading 7-8 Smaller Lights
Jan. 1, 1965
Norfolk, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 1, 1965; Norfolk, Virginia (BB)
3:13 a.m. EST. A Norfolk Police patrolman observed in the western sky one round large light leading 7-8 smaller bright lights in trail in single file formation on a straight and level flight path from south to north. The large light had the apparent size of a dime held at arm's length. A split second before the final disappearance another large object seemed to shoot out ahead of the original large object.

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