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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'. 

Metallic-Looking Spherical Object
August 2, 1951
Lubbock, Texas

Fran Ridge:
August 2, 1951; Lubbock, Texas (BB)
8::57 to 9:03 p.m. local. Five civilian men observed a metallic looking spherical shaped object hanging in the air. The only apparent movement was a quivering motion. The object after about six minutes moved straight east until it disappeared into a cloud bank. One witness, Mr. Gibbs, was very familiar with weather balloons and he was positive that the object was not a balloon of any type. Reese AFB was located just west of Lubbock, Texas. (Fran Ridge, Dan Wilson, Bill Schroeder, BB files)

Detailed reports and documents
docs/lubbock/520802lubbock_docs.pdf (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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