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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'. 

Couple Observe Two Silver Objects
Nov. 8, 1954
Knoxville, Tennessee

Dan Wilson:
Nov. 8, 1954; Knoxville, Tennessee (BB)
7:00 p.m. Mrs. Holbert riding in a car with her husband saw two round silver objects the size of a nickel at arm's length at an elevation of 45 degrees at 170 degrees azimuth. The objects with one in front and the other slightly to the right moved from the SE to the NW until they were almost over the observer. At one point the objects appeared to stop. The objects then changed directions and headed SE. No sound was heard. The objects were observed for approximately 5 minutes. The sketch in the AIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION REPORT shows a sharp turn made by the objects from NW to SE.

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