Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 2
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
Jan. 10, 1965; South Boston, Virginia (BB)
7:15 p.m. EST. The observer Strickland heard a hissing noise and looked up to see a large object with a long trail of sparks moving across the sky from north to south. After a few minutes the witness heard several planes overhead.
The only thing this case has going for it is its location and temporal position in the chronological file. Sounds like leftover fireworks from a New Year's celebration.