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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'. 

Over A Dozen Ovals Chased By AF Jets
Jan. 11, 1965
Washington, D.C.

Fran Ridge:
Jan. 11, 1965; Washington, DC.
4:20 p.m. Army Signal Corps communications system specialists observed 12-15 white ovals maneuvering erratically, with jets seen in pursuit (Section II).

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 11, 1965; Washington, D.C.
4:20 p.m. At least twelve persons, including six engineers (communication systems specialists) of the Army Signal Corps, observed 12-15 white ovals maneuvering erratically and across the sky, apparently followed by jets from Andrews Air Force Base.  Among the witnesses were Messrs. Paul M. Dickey, Jr. and Edward Shad. The Defense Department denied the incident. The witnesses have publicly maintained their story. (Section II).

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