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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'. 

High-Speed Dish-Shaped Object Tracked
Oct. 11, 1949
Holloman AFB, NM

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 11, 1949. Holloman AFB, NM
Bet. 10:45-11:00 a.m. (MST).USAF M/Sgt. Ralph M. Stevens,Tech Aide in Lower Atmospheric Research, Elec & Atm Res Section, Holloman AFB, and Sgt. Marion H. Graves were at Ryan Site #4 tracking a balloon launch by theodolite when they spotted a high speed round white dish-shaped object in the NW at 60 in straight flight pass overhead to disappearance at 60 elevation in the SE. Size compared to B-29 [141 ft] at 150,000 ft range [1/10 full Moon].(Sparks; BB files)

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