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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'. 

Luminous Loops Seen
Dec. 8, 1965
Tangent, Oregon

Dan Wilson:
Dec. 8, 1965; Tangent, Oregon (BB)
Sometime in the evening the observer noticed a very unusual red glare on the horizon north of Lebanon. Later the observer went outside and all of a sudden a big luminous white donut shaped object was seen very close and headed in her direction. At the same time a big shining luminous loop appeared high in the sky in the opposite direction. Small luminous loops appeared around the area. The big white donut seemed to proceed back to the east somewhat. Slowly it raised higher and eastward. A dense fog moved in later. The night before a round reddish blue object the apparent size of a grapefruit held at arm's length was seen moving slowly high overhead at Rockaway, Oregon. (Dan Wilson)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/651208tangent_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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