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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'. 

Flaming Cross Observed For Half Hour
June 23, 1950
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Dan Wilson:
June 23, 1950; Tuscaloosa, Alabama (BB)
1:00 p.m. CST. Twenty-thirty civilians observed an object like a flaming red cross moving slowly across the sky at approximately 5000 feet in altitude. The object was observed for about 30 minutes, then disappeared into a thunderhead cloud. The Project Blue Book evaluation of the sighting is listed as Insufficient Data.

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