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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'. 

Huge Objects In Trail Of B-36
April 16, 1953
East Prairie, Missouri

Dan Wilson:
April 16, 1953; East Prairie, Missouri (BB)
3:10 CST. Several persons observed 4-7 objects UFOs for 25 minutes at estimated 40,000'. Appeared to be in trail of a B-36. Objects were circular, about 230' feet in diameter, and silver in color. Speed estimated at 400-600 mph. (See Air Intelligence Information Report and 16 other docs below).

Detailed reports and documents
19530416_East_Prairie, MO_BB.pdf (Robert Powell & Barry Greenwood)

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