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Occurred : 9/4/2001 23:00 (Entered as : 09/04/01 23:00)
Reported: 9/8/2001 22:06
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:Over 30 minutes
Strange light above San Francisco Bay

My girlfriend and I noticed a bright light outside her bedroom window at approximately 11:00pm on September 4. The light, about the size of Venus, appeared in the eastern sky, about 25 degrees over the horizon. It flashed white, red, yellow and green. As we watched, the light began bobbing up and down in variants of about 3 degrees from "center" position, then rapidly shifting to a similar left-right motion. It continued doing this for at least 30 minutes. Several planes flew near the light in a north-south direction, likely headed to SF Airport while it was in the sky - this light was far different from the plane lights. We watched until falling asleep.