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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'. 

Cylinder Moves Fast Towards NE
Aug. 3, 1948
Moscow, Russia

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 3, 1948; Moscow, USSR (BBU)
8 a.m. local. A long metallic cylinder with no wings flew at a very high altitude and was seen in the skies 25 kilometers northwest of Moscow in Russia. It moved silently and very fast towards the northeast. (McDonald list; Don Johnson: Sources: Project Blue Book, August 1948; Larry Hatch, U computer database, case 1338, citing Loren E. Gross, UFOs: A History. 1948, p. 48).

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