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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'. 

Flat Silver Object Near Airbase
July 22, 1965
Forbes AFB, Kansas

Brad Sparks:
July 22, 1965; Forbes AFB, Kansas (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
July 22, 1965; Forbes AFB, Kansas (BBU)
8:00 a.m. CST.  Maj. William W. Cory and Maj. Joseph M. McQuaid observed a silver, elongated object that was flat looking as if looking at the side of a dime. The object was approximately 7 degrees above the horizon at approximately 90 degrees azimuth and apparently stationary. No weather balloons or aircraft were reported in the area. The object was in sight for approximately 5 minutes until it became obscured by cloud.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/650722forbes_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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