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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'. 

Eight RotatingSpheres Observed
Dec. 17, 1948
N. Ambridge, Penna


Brad Sparks:
Dec. 17, 1948; N. Ambridge, Penna. (BBU)
1:30 a.m. Two witnesses in the railyard, a train conductor Hildebrand and the yardmaster Werner [?], saw a formation of 8 white luminescent rotating spherical objects, like wheels revolving around hubs, approaching from the N high above horizon, 45 elevation, headed S, just before reaching overhead they made a controlled dive and a sharp 90 right turn to the W, with the topmost object leading the others, fading from view while still high above horizon. (FOIA; FUFOR Index) 30 secs

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