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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'. 

30' Disc Seen From Golf Course
June 21, 1950
Misawa, Japan

Dan Wilson:
June 21, 1950, Misawa AFB, Japan (BB)
At 3:05 p.m. local time (0605Z), Capt. Obermiller _ Fighter Bomber Wing on a golf course observed a circular-shaped object estimated to be 30 feet in diameter and 5 feet thick at 7000 feet altitude. Object appeared to be traveling at 650 MPH and parallel to an F-80 aircraft at 1000 feet above. Object rose vertically 1000 feet, seemed to change direction and rapidly disappeared at an estimated 975 MPH. The witness is a rated transport and fighter pilot.

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reports/500621misawa_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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