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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'. 

Aluminum-Like Object Crosses Path Of Jet
October 15, 1950
Nr. Pope AFB, North Carolina

Fran Ridge:
October 15, 1950; near Pope AFB, North Carolina
4:25 p.m. EST. An Air Force pilot was following the flight of a jet when an object, oblate and spheroid in shape, crossed the line of flight of the jet plane and continued its movement in a NW direction. Total length of observation, 10-12 seconds. Object appeared to be constructed of aluminum or like substance...speed unknown...altitude unknown ...trail none. Object followed perfectly straight line of flight. Pilot suggested that the object sighted was the same or one of the same objects sighted and reported by commercial airlines pilot of the Miami Air Lines. (BB files; UFOs A History, 1950, 40)

Detailed reports and documents
reports/501015pope2_report.htm (Fran Ridge & Loren Gross)
docs/1950_10_15_US_NC_PopeAFB.pdf [see page 5] (Barry Greenwood & Robert Powell)

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