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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'. 

Light Maneuvers & Hovers
July 30, 1949
Mt. Hood, Oregon

Brad Sparks:
July 30, 1949; Mt. Hood, Oregon (BBU 496)
9 p.m. Northwest Airlines Capt. Thrush, 2 Portland control tower operators, and a flying instructor (Henry, Penhallegan, Brasford) saw an object with 1 white light and 2 red lights, maneuver and hover. (Berliner; Jan Aldrich)

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