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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'. 

Six Lights Just Miss House
March 8, 1965
Mount Airy, Maryland

Brad Sparks:
March 8, 1965; Mount Airy, Maryland (BBU 9305)
7:40 p.m. J. H. Martin, instrument maker for National Bureau of Standards, and 2 others, saw 6 lights fly overhead slowly [and/or a cigar-shaped object with 2 fixed red lights, fly above them, just missed hitting the house, disappearing to the NE]. (Berliner; cf. Vallée Magonia 640)

Dan Wilson:
March 8, 1965; Mount Airy, Maryland (BBU 9305)
At about 7:40 p.m. EST, Mr. J. H. Martin and his two sons observed in the sky six lights estimated to be 1000 feet from the observer moving at a speed of 20 mph with no sound. The lights ppeared as three pair of lights and all the lights had the same intensity. They were comparable to a traffic signal. The lights appeared to pass between the barn and the house at an estimated altitude of 100-500 feet. The lights flew in a straight line toward the hills two miles away. The lights were in view for approximately 3 minutes.J. Allen Hynek stated in a letter to Major Hector Quintanilla, Unfortunately this case still remains unknown."

Detailed reports and documents
reports/650308mtairy_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
reports/650308mtairy_report2.htm (Martin Shough)

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