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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'. 

Light Hovers Over Radio Tower
Jan. 21, 1965
Richmond, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 21, 1965; Richmond, Virginia (BB)
7:10 p.m. EST. A bright light, the size compared with a half dollar held at arm's length was observed hovering over the tower of radio station WTVR. After hovering for a few seconds the object appeared to move rapidly to the north and disappear over the horizon. The light was seen for approximately 45 seconds. (Dan Wilson)

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