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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'. 

"Hubcaps" Change Course & Fly Straight Up
July 4, 1965
Massillon, Ohio

Dan Wilson:
July 4, 1965; Massillon, Ohio (BB)
8:40 a.m. EST. A woman named (Fogel?) observed a silver-white circular object in flight from NW to SE at an estimated 1/2 mile or less away. The object which was sharply outlined against a vivid blue sky at a low altitude looked like two plain hubcaps placed back to back. The speed of the object was estimated at 200-300 mph. It disappeared by changing course and flying straight up. The length of the observation was given as approximately one minute.

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