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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'. 

High-Speed Object Makes Three Passes
May 12, 1952
Roswell, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
May 12, 1952; 40 mi. west of Roswell, New Mexico (BB)
9:45 PM (MST). Restricted document shows an unidentified flying object was sighted by Tech. Sgt. Raymond Bare. The object was blue-green in color and its estimated altitude above the terrain was 30,000 to 40,000 feet. The object traveled three times over approximately the same triangular course. Rate of speed could not be precisely estimated but was faster than that of jet aircraft. Intensity of color brightness varied with the objects altitude. This Air Intelligence Information Report * is the source of this report. (AF Form 112, Fran Ridge) [The Air Force "explanation" is rediculous: "VENUS" **] 

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