Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
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. 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).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).
Jan. 11, 1965; Washington, D.C.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/650111washington_report.htm (FSSB, Edwards/Dan Wilson/Rich Vitello)
articles/650111washington_article2.pdf (Dan Wilson)