Category 1, Distant Encounters
Preliminary Rating: 5
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
Sept. 20, 1957; Kadena AFB, Okinawa (BBU 4959)
8 p.m. S/Sgt. H. T. O'Connor and S/Sgt. H. D. Bridgeman saw an object, shaped like a coke bottle without the neck, translucent and fluorescent, make four 5-10 second passes from N to S, with 4-5 mins between passes. (Berliner) 4 x 5-10 secs ?
The documents mention that the object was "indented" like a coke bottle without the neck, and slightly larger than a grapefruit at arm's length. The witnesses were apparently unaware that the Moon is about the size of an aspiran tablet at arm's length and their measurement would indicate a much closer encounter if true. The object seemed to vibrate, but no sound was heard.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/570920kadena_report.htm (Dan Wilson & Bill Schroeder)