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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'. 

Object Swells As It Approaches Vessel
June, 1944
Palmyra Atoll

Jan Aldrich:
1944 June; Palmyra Atoll
About midnight. Anchored at Palmyra Atoll, Edward W. Ludwick, Executive Officer on a Coast Guard crewed cargo vessel was witness to an unusual object.   After searching for a lost Navy aircraft, a moving star-like light which began to swell like a balloon as it came closer. Viewed with binoculars: it was a round sphere hovering 5X brighter than stars, it moved slowly for half an hour covering 90 degs, then headed northward. (Clark & Farish, Foo-Fighters of WWII).                                                                    
Detailed reports and documents
reports/4406XX_waterufo.net_item.php_id=1214.pdf (Carl Feindt)

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