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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'. 

Amber Disc Stops, Reverses Direction
April 12, 1952
North Bay CFS, Ontario, Canada


Brad Sparks:
April 12, 1952; North Bay CFS, Ontario, Canada (46.30 N, 79.46 W). (BBU 1108)
9:30 p.m. At 2230 local time, Warrant Officer E. H. Rossell and Flight Sergeant Reg McRae, observed a bright amber disc in the sky. The disc came in from the southwest and moved across the RCAF Station airfield at North Bay, stopped and moved off again in the reverse direction. It then climbed at an angle of 30 degrees at terrific speed and disappeared.

Dan Wilson:
This was a sighting that got the attention of the Canadian Government and prompted them to begin a UFO investigation, Project Second Story. This area of Ontario has had many UFO sightings over the years. The reason might be is that Sudbury, Ontario, just west of North Bay, is very rich in nickel deposits. The International Nickel Company INCO is located here. Tons of nickel powder was shipped to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for use in the barriers in the gaseous diffusion process in the enrichment of Uranium 235 at the K-25 plant. See: "Nickel Powder/Nuclear Weapons, The Untold Story",below.

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