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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'. 

Eight Witnesses Watch Cigar Vanish
Nov. 26, 1957
Robins AFB, Georgia


Brad Sparks:
Nov. 26, 1957; Robins AFB, Georgia (BBU 5419)
10:07 a.m. 3 control tower operators, 1 weather observer and 4 others saw a silver, cigar-shaped object, which suddenly vanished. (Berliner)

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 26, 1957; Robins AFB, Georgia (BBU 5419)
10:07 a.m. Witnesses were watching an F-100 on GCA (Ground Control Approach) and the object suddenly appeared above and beyond the jet aircraft. Eight witnesses (3 control tower operators, 1 weather observer and 4 others)  saw this object described as silver and cigar-shaped. Object was on a straight and level flight path for a short distance south of the original position and then back north. Most of the time the object was stationary and was in view for eight minutes. One observer was using 7 X 50 binoculars. Suddenly, without any maneuver or warning, the object vanished. (Berliner, Dan Wilson, Bb docs)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/571126robins_report.htm (Dan Wilson)


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