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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'. 

Cigar-Shaped Object Observed In Daylight
April 28, 1949
Tucson, Arizona

Dan Wilson:
April 28, 1949; Tucson, Arizona (BBU 361)
5:45 p.m. (AFOSI Case 57) Howard Hann [Hamm?], Mr. Hubert [Huber?] and Tex Keahey saw a a very large bright, sausage-shaped object, with no fins, wings or protuberances, travel from NE to SW, over a period of 12 minutes or so.  The object was shiny metallic and reflected the sun, and  appeared to be revolving as it moved like the "slow roll of an airplane."  There was no noise, nor was there exhaust or a vapor trail.  There were no wings or engines or "protuberances of any sort."  It appeared to be traveling at 300-600 mph. (FOIA; FUFOR Index) 

Fran Ridge:
According to Dr. Maccabee this sighting on the day following the release of the Project Saucer report was a real challenge to the Grudge investigators.  It did not appear near a military installation, but it was important because it was a daytime sighting.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/490428tucson_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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