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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'. 

Flat Dime On-Edge Observed By Lab Personnel
Sept. 23, 1948
Los Alamos (Santa Fe), New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
Sept. 23, 1948; Los Alamos, NM{Santa Fe?] (BBU)
9:40 a.m. Group of Los Alamos Scientific Lab personnel, Angier, Fairchild and others, waiting for an aircraft at the landing strip saw a sun-reflecting glint in the sky from a flat circular metallic object high in the N sky appearing like a flat dime on-edge slightly tipped as if 50 ft away. (Case recounted in unpublished Ruppelt manuscript said to be included in the TOP SECRET AMC Estimate of the Situation, apparently a revised version of the Aug. 5, 1948, initial draft. FUFOR Index.)

Dan Wilson:
Witness A. Ruble Angier saw a round flat object with the apparent size of 100 to 150 feet in diameter. The object was stationary at about 25,000 to 30,000 feet, and then started to move. Object seemed to be moving in a semi-cirle. Witness John C. Fairchild says the object was oblong or egg-shaped and appeared to have a speed of 700 to 800 MPH. There is a discrepancy as to the date of the incident. Mr. Angier says the incident took place on September 23, 1948, and Mr. Fairchild says the incident took place on September, 25, 1948.

Detailed reports and documents
reports/480923losalamos_report.htm (Dan Wilson)
The Importance of Santa Fe Operations, New Mexico - 165-Page Report (AEC)

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