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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'. 

Fast Object Stops & Hovers Over Aircraft Company
July 29, 1952
Wichita, Kansas


Brad Sparks:
July 29, 1952; Wichita, Kansas (BBU 1739)
12:35 p.m. USAF shop employees Douglas and Hess at Municipal Airport saw a bright white circular object with a flat bottom fly very fast then hover 10-15 secs over the Cessna Aircraft Co. plant. 5 mins. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/520729wichita_report.htm (Dan Wilson)


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