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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'. 

Eight Objects Cavort Over Los Alamos
July 22, 1952
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Brad Sparks:
July 22, 1952; Los Alamos, New Mexico (BBU 1538)
10:50 a.m. Control tower operator Don Weins and 2 CARCO pilots saw 8 large, round, bright aluminum objects fly straight and level, then dart around erratically. 25 mins. (Berliner)

Detailed reports and documents
NARA-PBB91-588-589/MAXW-PBB12-1011-1018 (Dan Wilson & Fran Ridge)

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