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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'. 

Fishermen Sight Submarine-Like Object
Aug. 30, 1950
S. of Kippens, Newfoundland, Canada

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 30, 1950; S of Kippens, Newfoundland, Canada (BBU 790)
2 and 4? p.m. (ADT). William Alexander, son Bill Alexander and nephew Austin Alexander, fishing in a dory boat about 1-1/2 miles offshore from Kippens, saw a black or yellowish-brown object thought to be a submarine, the size of a dory [about 20 ft] about 1-1/2 to 2 miles away [to the S?], about 3 miles offshore about 15-20 ft above the water, the shape of a large aerial gunnery target balloon or a barrel with a pole or periscope trailing from its center line into the water, moving at 3-5 mph to the NNE [towards shore?]. Object disappeared over the horizon; briefly re-sighted from high ground ashore sometime later [about 4 p.m.?]. Reported to the USAF at 4:10 p.m. No smoke, exhaust, noise or markings. Helicopter search at 4:20 p.m. negative. [See earlier similar sighting from Sandy Point/Indian Head.] (Jan Aldrich; See UFO Intelligence Summary below *)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/500830newfoundland2_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)
reports/500830newfoundland_IS.htm (Fran Ridge) *

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