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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 Light In Erratic Pattern
Jan. 27-28, 1965
Altavista, Virginia

Dan Wilson:
Jan. 27-28, 1965; Altavista, Virginia (BB)
1:35 a.m. EST. As reported in accordance with AFR 200-2, one witness observed a bright light the size of a golf ball to baseball held at arm's length.  The object was observed maneuvering in an erratic pattern in and around three aircraft (2 aircraft the first night and 1 aircraft the second night) up and down over and above. (Dan Wilson, BB files)

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