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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'. 

Various Formations Observed
April 25, 1949
Springer, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
April 25, 1949; Springer, New Mexico (BBU)
6:30 -7:30 AM. A 25-year-old man by the name of Abreu, and another friend, were fishing at Springer Lake, a body of water four miles NW of the New Mexico town of the same name. They were preparing bait when they heard a peculiar sound, similar to a high pitched whistle. They both thought it was some high flying ducks coming in for landing and they looked up in the air. What they saw was certainly not ducks. The objects were silvery white in color and  looked like balls, similar to Christmas tree ornaments, that passed them at very high altitude and going very fast and out of sight in very few seconds." (BB case 318) They observed the objects for over an hour and made a sketch that showed the objects in various formations as they zoomed overhead. The word: "zoomed" may be good word to use since the witness remarked: " I do not believe that these objects could have been picked up or followed with field glasses, they weew moving much too fast." (FOIA; FUFOR Index) Few secs

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