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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'. 

Weather Officer Tracks UFO
Dec. 7, 1954
Cape Province, South Africa

Fran Ridge:
Dec. 7, 1954; Cape Province, South Africa (BBU 3356)
1:15 p.m. Weather officer, using a theodolite was tracking a weather balloon, when the reflected light from another object attracted his attention. He reported that he saw a white, semi-circular, flat object with a dome on top, same size as the balloon,  move slowly from W to E, then turn N.  Observed for 7 minutes. (Berliner; UFOE, X)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/541207capeprovince_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)

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