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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'. 

H. S. Object Observed By Flight Engineer & Mechanics
October 12, 1949
Holloman AFB, New Mexico

Dan Wilson:
October 12, 1949; Holloman AFB, New Mexico (BB)
11:15 a.m. MST. S/Sgt Clifford B. Hart, a flight engineer, and two others, observed a round, white or aluminum colored object moving across the sky from the south to north. It then veered to the northeast where it disappeared. Hart estimated the speed of the object at 1,500 mph at an estimated altitude of 35,000 feet. Hart estimated the size of the object comparable to a B-29 aircraft. The other witnesses were S/Sgt J.D. Denning, and S/Sgt Harry A. Boggs, both are aircraft mechanics. The object was in sight from 45 to 60 seconds. On this same day a similar object was sighted at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, at 1:40 p.m. MST.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/491012holloman_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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