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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'. 

Huge Flattened Oval At 10,000'
March 15, 1952
Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

Fran Ridge:
March 15, 1952; Sandia Mtns (Kirtland AFB?), New Mexico
4:30 PM MST,  A dull aluminum object, shaped like a flattened oval and as large as a B-29 fuselage was observed by an Air Force officer. Estimated to be stationary at 10,000 feet over the Sandia Mountain range and later moving at 150-200 mph. Time in view:
15 mins. (McDonald list, BB Rep 7, Sparks)

Detailed reports and documents
docs/NARA-PBB85-652-653.pdf (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)

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