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Occurred : 5/7/2002 21:30 (Entered as : 05/07/02 21:30)
Reported: 5/7/2002 11:52:35 PM 23:52
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:1.5 hrs
Strange, hovering light in the San Francisco night sky - 5/7/02

It was about 9:30pm and I was lying in bed trying to get to bed early for once. I looked out my window at the stars for a few minutes. Everything was normal, except that this one particularly bright "star" was moving. At first, I just thought my mind was playing tricks on me, but it was clearly descending slowly in the night sky. It must have been hovering for the 5 minutes or so I was watching the stars, because it didn't catch my attention until it started descending slowly. It dropped down below the buildings on the horizon, so it was out of my view. I tried to foget about it. Around 11pm, I was still tossing and turning in bed, when I saw it again, over the same set of buildings. It looked like a bright star, but this time I got out of bed and went onto my roof with some weak binoculars. I know what I saw. It must have disappeared on my way down from my roof, because now it's gone. This just happened a few minutes ago.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and we found him to be serious-minded and sincere in his description of the event. We presumed that he might have been witness to a celestial body, given its location and the manner in which it apparently descended slowly. We apologize to the witness, in the event that our assumption was incorrect. He insisted that his sighting could not have been the product of observing a star or planet. PD))