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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'. 

Silver Object & Smaller Ones Emitted
Sept. 2, 1961
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
September 2, 1961; Albuquerque, New Mexico (BBU)
4:40-4:50 p.m. (MST). Ziegler saw reflection of sun from a shiny surface moving erratically W to E from about 240 azimuth (about WSW) to 210 when it stopped and emitted several smaller silvery objects about 1/6 the size of the main object, then continued on to about 150 azimuth (about SSE) where it again stopped and emitted several silvery objects about 1/6 size then moved away and climbed to about elevation 50 until disappearance by fading. (Keith Basterfield; Project 1947; McDonald list; FUFOR Index)

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