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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'. 

Four Airman View Metallic Craft
October 12, 1949
Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona

Dan Wilson:
October 12, 1949; Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (BB)
1:40 p.m. MST. Four airmen, S/Sgt John A. Bobst, S/Sgt Paul C. Wallingford, T/Sgt Roy Elias, and 1st Lt. David J. Latz observed a white or silver round solid object of apparent metal construction traveling from the northeast to the southwest at a high rate of speed possibly as much as 1,000 mph at an estimated altitude of 25,000 to 30,000 feet overhead. The object had an estimated diameter of approximately 50 to 100 feet. The object was in sight for approximately 15 seconds. The four men were standing in the aircraft parking area for the 65th Bomb squadron. This incident is not listed in the Project Blue Book Master Index. (See also 491012 Holloman AFB case)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/491012davis-monthan_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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