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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'. 

Elongated Oval Object Hovers Near Ground
May 1916
8 mi. south of Rensselaer, Indiana

Fran Ridge:
May 1916; 8. miles south of Rensselaer, Indiana
Daytime. One witness on a farm reported a dull gray elongated oval object, 40 feet long x 8-12' thick, hovered near ground one mile away. After 10-12 seconds, shot away rapidly to the northeast. Instantaneous acceleration to speed of 5000 mph. 

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