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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'. 

Square Object Size of Football Field
Jan. 25, 1965
Bedford, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 25, 1965; Bedford, Virginia (BB)
10:55 a.m. local. A woman named Butler while hanging out clothes observed a square object the size of a football field. The object appeared to be made of aluminum and had small projections on the sides. The object appeared to be at a very low altitude and was traveling east to west at what appeared to be a very slow speed. The length of observation was 3-5 minutes. The observer seemed to be competent. Two UFO sightings were reported to the 649th Radar Squadron on the same day 

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reports/650125bedford_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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