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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'. 

Cylinder Traveling On Surface Of Water
July 25, 1954
Middle Sister Island, W. Lake Erie


Brad Sparks:
July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island, U.S.-Canadian border W Lake Erie (BBU)
7:12 p.m. Attorney L. B. Tussing saw a black cylinder, 12:1 length/width ratio, moving fast along the surface of the lake. (Berliner)

Dan Wilson:
July 25, 1954; Middle Sister Island, U.S.-Canadian border W Lake Erie (BBU)
At 7:12 p.m., L. B. Tussing saw from his motor launch on Lake Erie approximately 1 and 1/2 miles east of Middle Sister Island, traveling on a course of 145 degrees, a cylindrical object, twenty feet in length, twenty inches in diameter, black, and traveling at a high rate of speed on the surface of the water. The object was first sighted approximately 300 feet ahead of the boat traveling in an arc to pass approximately 50 feet to the stern.

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