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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'. 

Navy Transport Encounter / E-M
Nov. 12, 1963

Fran Ridge:
Nov. 12, 1963; Argentina
An alleged official Argentine Navy UFO report. Combined visual and E-M incident involved the Navy transport A.R.A. "Punta Medanos." A large airship (never identified) was sighted from the stern of the vessel. The huge UFO was round-shaped, and it was moving at great speed. It displayed no lights and made no sound. As the unknown object appeared, the needles of the ship's magnetic compasses "suddenly and simultaneously" swung off course, pointing toward the UFO. At the time, the Navy report states, the UFO was 2,000 meters (well over a mile) away from the ship.

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