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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'. 

Pyramid-Shaped Object Observed By Couple
January 12, 2013
West Melbourne, Florida

Fran Ridge:
January 12, 2013; West Melbourne, Florida.
8:20 p.m. The primary witness and his wife pulled out of their driveway to go out to dinner. As the couple drove W down their street, they saw 3 bright lights in a row in the sky. They assumed that the lights were Chinese lanterns since they were all at or above the same elevation. As they drew closer to the lights they realized that the lights formed a single object. As the object turned the lights were in a pyramid shape (this would indicate a rotating of the object to cause the three horizontal lights to move into a pyramid). At the same that the object turned, it bolted away at an incredible speed and disappeared in a few seconds. (MUFON Case 45185)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/20130112melbourne_report.pdf (MUFON Science Review Board)

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