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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'. 

Cigar Larger Than B-52
Jan. 14, 1965
Thaxton, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 14, 1965; Thaxton, Virginia (BB)
4:30 p.m. EST. Witness by the name of McManaway while watching a B-52 high in the sky saw a cigar-shaped object larger than the B-52. The object was heading east at an estimated 2,000 mph.

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