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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'. 

Rapid Blimp-Like Object Over Hudson River
March 4, 1965
New York, New York

Dan Wilson:
March 4, 1965; New York, New York (BB)
12:45 a.m. EST. A large elliptical object about the size of a blimp with a fluorescent bluish white color was observed over the Hudson River. The object was at an estimated altitude of 1000 feet and approximately four city blocks away and was stationary. The object had no apparent features, sound or exhaust. The object departed very rapidly towards the WNW. The length of the observation was 5 or 6 minutes.

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reports/650304newyork_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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