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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'. 

Fast-Moving Object Stops Over Base
Nov. 6, 1957
W. of Robins AFB, Georgia


Dan Wilson:
Nov. 6, 1957; 1/4 mile west of Robins AFB, Georgia (BB)
6:30 a.m. EST. A civilian housewife observed  a brilliant red round object the size of a medium size pumpkin (at arm's length?) with what appeared to be a glowing ring around the outer edge similar to a halo. The object appeared to be at high altitude traveling east to west at an excessive speed. The object appeared to stop over western boundary of the air base and bobble up and down. The object then traveled to the south for a short distance and then back to the position it had previously stopped at and then continued west.

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