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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'. 

Bright Yellow Light Flies Overhead
Jan. 5, 1965
Wallops Island, Virginia

Fran Ridge:
Jan. 5, 1965; Wallops Island, VA (BB)
Aerospace engineer watched round glowing object move rapidly from horizon to nearly overhead (section IV; Section VIII). Sounds like a meteor but the NASA engineer reported it and the Air Force investigated it.

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 5, 1965; Wallops Island, Virginia (BB)
5:56 p.m. EST. A NASA engineer observed a round bright yellow light rising from the horizon at 200 degrees azimuth. The apparent size of the object was that of a nickel held at arm's length. As the object reached an overhead position it disappeared. The length of observation was approximately 8-9 seconds. The witness claims that his wife and brother-in-law made the same observation.

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