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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'. 

Police Observe Four Objects In Diamond Formation
Aug. 3, 1965
Cocoa, Florida

Brad Sparks:
Aug. 3, 1965; Cocoa, Florida (BBU)
(McDonald list)

Dan Wilson:
August 3, 1965; Cocoa, Florida (BBU)
11:40 p.m. EST. At least 2 Cocoa Police officers and several other persons observed four round objects the size of a pea held at arm's length in a diamond formation that appeared to be stationary in the sky. The objects were colored orange, white or green during the period of observation. One other object was observed to the west of the diamond formation. One object was seen to leave the diamond formation and move away at a very fast rate of speed and after approximately 30 seconds it moved back into the formation. Two other policemen in front of the police headquarters observed a yellow light with a ring around it at approximately 11:30 p.m. The object bobbed back and forth and appeared to be the size of a 50 cent piece held at arm's length. The object was observed for several minutes. (McDonald list)

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