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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'. 

Hissing Object With Sparks
Jan. 10, 1965
South Boston, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
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.

Fran Ridge:
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. 

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