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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'. 

Sept. 28, 1959
Detroit, Michigan

Brad Sparks:
September 28, 1959, Detroit, Michigan (BB)
At 0230Z hours a witness at 5764 Beaconsfield Street, Detroit, Michigan, observed a spherical-shaped white to blue in color object in a straight flight in the sky. The object was observed at approximately 75 degrees azimuth and was seen for approximately six or seven minutes. No sound was detected. This location is approximately two miles north of Nike Sites D-23 and D-26. D-26 was equipped with Nike Hercules Missiles with nuclear capable warheads.

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