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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'. 

Domed Disc Stops, Reverses Course
Nov. 28, 1954
Manila, Philippines

Brad Sparks:
Nov. 28, 1954; Manila, Philippines (BBU 3341)
10:50 a.m. An anonymous medical doctor saw a flat-bottomed, domed object 65-70 ft across, 18-20 ft high, bright orange with yellow discs attached and an exhaust trail, which flew N, stopped, reversed its course. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 28, 1954; Manila, Philippines (BBU 3341)
10:50 a.m. AIIR states that a confidential source, a medical doctor, considered fairly reliable, was traveling in the back seat with his chauffeur driving after a game of golf when he noticed a strange orange glow in the south approaching the area. The witness ordered the car stopped and then got out to observe. The object at 30-degree elevation grew in size, and after 3 minutes stopped at 45-degree elevation for 1 minute, then reversed its path, then made a 180-degree turn due North and was gone 3 seconds. Object described as being at about 8,000', bright orange,
flat-bottomed, domed, 65-70 ft across, 18-20 ft high. AIIR states: "UFOB had 4 evenly-spaced bright yellow discs along the sides with a portion of a 5th disc visible." Object had a bright orange exhaust trail while in motion. No sound. Duration: 4 mins 3 secs.  Listed by the Air Force as an "unknown": "This report is significant, in that if true, an airborne object which cannot be positively identified has on at least one occasion been sighted in the Manila skies."

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