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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'. 

Disc Oscillating In Flight Observed
April 18, 1948
Fairbanks, Alaska

Brad Sparks:
April 18, 1948; 1 mile N of Fairbanks, Alaska (BBU)
1:06 p.m. USAF member Johnson of 375th Recon Squad-Very Long Range, Ladd AFB, in the Chaechako Hotel saw a noiseless object with a flat discus shaped object 8 inches in size [at arm's length??] rapidly oscillating in flight at about 2,000 - 3,000 ft altitude about 1 mile away traveling NE to SW at about 250-300 mph visible only when the flat side was toward the observer reflecting high intensity sunlight (?). (FOIA; FUFOR Index) [Observed several minutes - Fran Ridge]

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