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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'. 

Silver Cylinder Flies Vertical
April 8, 1948
Ashley and Delaware, Ohio

Fran Ridge:
April 8, 1948; Ashley and Delaware, Ohio (BBU)
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Various witnesses reported a clearly-outlined object, first observed at an angle and slowly southwest. Object was cylindrical and seemed to have a vapor around the top and the sun shining off of it. One account states it was opalescent like a mother of pearl. It was also described as apparently very large, about the size of a full moon in height but smaller in width, but very high up.. Air Force analyst suggested a vertical meteor trail but witnesses stated the object was first moving at an angle then righted itself flying vertical. Duration 10 mins +- (McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/480408ashley_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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