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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'. 

Ball Of Light Hovers Over Water
March 3, 1965
Point au Fer Reef, Louisiana

Dan Wilson:
March 3, 1965; Point au Fer Reef, Louisiana (BB)
10:21 p.m. CST Personnel at the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Point au Fer Reef observed a ball of light hovering over water about 1000 feet above the surface. It then hovered in one spot east of the station then moved back again. When the object departed it headed in a southwest direction at a great rate of speed. It was stated that the object was not a helicopter. The length of the observation was six minutes.

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