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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'. 

"Dirigible" With Three Portholes Observed
Oct 23, 1950
Bonlee, North Carolina

Brad Sparks:
Oct. 23, 1950; Bonlee, North Carolina (BBU 824)
12:42 p.m. Ex-USAF pilot Frank Risher saw an aluminum object shaped like a dirigible or Convair C-99 cargo plane, with 3 portholes, arrive from SE, hover 3-5 secs and fly away to the SSE. (Berliner) 40 secs

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