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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'. 

Boomerang Revolves, Hovers & Descends
September 22, 1954
Nr. Marshfield, Missouri

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 22, 1954; 3 miles E of Marshfield, Missouri (BBU 3226)
11:00 a.m. CST *. Private pilot Jack N. Williams and Ernest J. Ash saw a thin, translucent, tan asymmetrical boomerang-shaped object about 6-7 ft wide revolving as it hovered to the SW about 600 ft height and 600 ft distance, ascended to 1500 ft in 20 secs, descended, then tumbled down behind some trees after emitting white puff of smoke or vapor. Marks were found in the ground "pulverized." 15 mins. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/540922marshfield_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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