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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'. 

Round 3' Aluminum Object At Great Speed
July 11, 1947
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska

Brad Sparks:
July 11, 1947; Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage, Alaska (BBU)
AAF Colonel Perry (?) plus another witness Guyer, saw a round 3 ft aluminum object travel at great speed to the S. At 6:30 p.m. (AHST) [July 12?] AAF Major Graham saw a balloon-like grayish 10 ft object headed NW at 100 mph at 1,500 ft. [Same incident?] (McDonald list; FOIA; FUFOR Index)

Dan Wilson:
July 11, 1947; Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage, Alaska
6:30 p.m. (AHST) Incident #41. Col. Bruce H. Perry and Maj. William E. Geyser, observed an object resembling an aluminum colored balloon about 3 feet in diameter flying at great speed at an unknown altitude in a N/S direction.
Detailed reports and documents
reports/470711elmendorf_report.htm (Dan Wilson)

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