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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'. 

Two Domed Ellipses Climb Vertically Side-By-Side
Aug. 26, 1954
Danville, Virginia

Fran Ridge:
Aug. 26, 1954; Danville, Virginia (BBU 3182)
6:15 a.m. Two witnesses, one a minister and engraver (Rev. W. L. Shelton), reliability unknown, reported they observed two objects, each decscribed as elliptical with dome about 20 ft long, 8 ft thick, 10 ft at ends, and silver with an orange glow. The objects hovered, then climb side-by-side while vertically at a high rate of speed, getting brighter until out of sight. 2 mins. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540826danville_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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