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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'. 

Object 50' In Circumference Observed
July 5, 1950
Los Angeles, California

Dan Wilson:
July 5, 1950; Los Angeles, California
At midnight, William Grant, a former Marine Corps aerial photographer observed a brilliantly lighted circular object in the sky.  When first seen the object was about 1000 feet overhead moving at about 100 mph then increased to about 500 mph before disappearing behind the Hollywood Hills. It was in sight about 45 seconds. It left no exhaust trail and made no sound. Grant estimated the object was 50 feet in circumference. Reference: (The Evening Independent, Massillon, Ohio, Page 2, New 'Flying Object' Seen in California)                                                                    
Detailed reports and documents
articles/500705losangeles_docs.pdf (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroedre)

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