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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'. 

Disc-Shaped Object Near MissileTest?
June 16, 1966
Elista, Kalmuk, Russia


Fran Ridge
June 16, 1966; E. of Elista, Kalmuk, Russia
9:50 p.m. Russian coal and gas scientists watched a high-flying silent disc-shaped object spiral through the sky east of Elista, Kalmuk. (Source: Larry Hatch, *U* Database, case #7772, citing Lumieres dans la Nuit, issue #204). Case #6813 mentions a UFO maneuvering near missile test. (Unable to locate article).

Joel Carpenter:
No record of a missile launch for that date.

Detailed reports and documents
#6813: 1966/6/16  21:50  10  44:13:0E  46:32:0N  3333  CIS RUS TRC  4 10
ELISTA,KALMUK,RUSS:SCIENTISTS:DISK MNVRS/SPIRAL:MISSILE TEST?:HI+SLNT:/r9p187
Ref# 194 LUMIERES dans la NUIT.(Paris)        Issue No. 204 MOUNTAINS

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