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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'. 

Saucer-Shaped Object Dives Over River
Jan. 1, 1953
Bt. Wolf Creek & Craig, Montana

Brad Sparks:
Jan. 1, 1953; Bet. Wolf Creek & Craig, Montana (BBU 2315)
8:45 p.m. (MST).  While diving in car on Hwy 91 about 10 [20?] miles SW of Cascade, Warner E. Anderson, manager of photo shop with wartime air spotter experience, Mrs. Greta C. Wills, manager of women’s apparel store, teenager Marlene Wills, saucer-shaped object above horizon about 5 miles away to the SW.  Object estimated 25-40 ft long and 6-8 or 18-25 ft thick, like two soup bowls joined at rims with a red glowing bottom, portholes or windows.  UFO dove low at varying 10-50 or 100-200 ft height over Missouri River to within 150-300 ft distance then climb fast in a horizontal attitude at estimated 3,600 mph to the NE.  (Sparks;  BB files;  BB Report 10, Feb 1953, p. 37 [BB date error of Jan. 3];  Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
530101craig_docs2.pdf (Robert Powell)

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