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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'. 

Silver Ball Seen By Hundreds
July 25, 1948
Yakima, Washington


Dan Wilson:
July 25, 1948; Yakima, Washington 
2 p.m. CAA observers saw a silver ball-shaped object flying west over the city against the wind. The same or similiar object was seen again around 4:30 p.m., flying lower and seemed to have flashing lights. Hundreds of calls flooded into the CAA office concerning the moon-sized flying object. A farmer, Victor Kroum saw a flying sphere at about 10 a.m. at Punkin Center, Washington and he notified the CAA tower at Yakima.  This locale is just west of the Hanford Works site.(See Bill's pdf file)

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