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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'. 

Object Hovers, Then Takes Off
Sept. 9, 1949
Mexico, Missouri

Dan Wilson:
September 9, 1949; Mexico, Missouri
Noon hour. A round silver object was observed in the sky by Sydney McGee, foreman of the tin shop, and John Wright, a tin shop employee. The object was estimated to be 20 feet in diameter and six feet thick and was hovering at an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 feet altitude. The object suddenly took in a burst of speed and vanished to the southwest. One other person also saw the object. (Reference: Mexico Evening Ledger, September 9, 10, 1949, Page 1)

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