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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'. 

Five Formations Of Saucers Observed
August 26, 1965
Amarillo, Texas

Dan Wilson:
August 26, 1965; Amarillo, Texas (BB)
Beginning at 11:05 p.m. CST, a woman and members of her family observed 5 semi-circle formations of saucer shaped objects with rims around the bottom. The objects were of a dull aluminium color. The first formation had 8-10 objects and the successive formations had 6-7 objects. The objects appeared (to be about) the size of a dime held at arm's length. The first formation traveled NW to SE. The other formations traveled N to S. Objects in front of the formations remained on course while objects at the rear and sides darted in and out of formation. Formations were observed at 505, 530, 540, 600, and 610 GMT 27 August 1965. Each formation was in sight for 5-7 seconds. The observers' location was approximately 3 miles west of Amarillo AFB.

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