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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'. 

Three 30' Flying Discs
May 2, 1949
Elko, Nevada

Brad Sparks:
May 2, 1949; Elko, Nevada (BBU)
11:40 a.m. CAA radio operator Mr. Small using field glasses saw 3 flying discs 30 ft diameter at 14,000 ft moving (heading?) SW at 300-400 mph make a left turn and depart ahead of a United airliner taking off from Elko airport. (FOIA; FUFOR Index) 3-4 mins
Detailed reports and documents
reports/490502elko_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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