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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'. 

Transparent Boomerang Observed Three Nights
September 26-28, 2013
Venice, Florida

Fran Ridge:
September 26-28, 2013; Venice, Florida
Evenings. In southwestern Florida over three consecutive evenings two different couples reported a boomerang-shaped craft that was transparent to the stars except for its edges which slightly distorted the sky and stars as it moved forward. The object's movement and appearance was compared by one of the witnesses to that of the shimmering object seen in the movie "The Predator."  Witnesses reported either no sound or a slight electrical crackling noise. Assuming the object was the size of standard aircraft then its altitude was fairly low, between 3,000 to 6,000 feet. (MUFON Cases 51156, 51269 and 51270)

Robert Powell:

No conclusion could be reached to explain this type of aircraft unless it is some type of new secret military craft that can cloak itself, but the question would then be why the military would be flying a top-secret aircraft near a populated area on three consecutive nights. 

Detailed reports and documents
reports/2013_sept_26_florida_venice.pdf (MUFON) (MUFON Science Review Board)

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