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  Category 1, Distant Encounters 
Rating: 5  

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'. 

Security Guards Report Oval Object
Oct. 1 - Nov. 20, 1954
Killeen Base, Texas

Dan Wilson:
Oct. 1 thru Nov. 20, 1954; Killeen Base (Gray AFB), Texas (BB)
Innumerable times during the period 1 October through November 20, 1954, an oval shaped silver glowing object the apparent size of a quarter held at arm's length was seen in the sky by many Security Guards of the 8455th M.P. Co. The sightings were all during the hours of darkness. Description of the course of the object; Flight in horizontal plane, frequently changing direction 90 degrees, disappearing on the horizon to the Southwest. Appeared to be traveling at a very high rate of speed. Angle of elevation given as almost vertical (?). No sound was heard. The observes state that the object and its actions are unlike any object they had previously witnessed including heavenly bodies. By virtue of the observers position the reliability of the sighters must be beyond question.

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