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Occurred : 3/20/2009 23:00 (Entered as : 03/20/09 23:00)
Reported: 3/24/2009 1:14:07 PM 13:14
Posted: 4/14/2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 mins
What looked like a star high in the sky over San Francisco slowly moved then stopped then faded away

In San Francisco, CA, on Thursday night, March 20th at around 11:00 pm, I noticed what looked like 2 stars close together at about the same magnitude of light high in the northwest sky. I guess my peripheral vision detected a slight movement so I continued to look at the 2 stars. Soon I realized that the right light was actually moving east very slowly. Its light was a distinct muted red, definitely a different red from Mars. If I were to measure the distance of travel at arm’s length it moved about 8-9 inches in the night sky. It moved to the east for about 2 minutes and then stopped, soon after it just stayed in one position and after 30 seconds or so it began to slowly and steadily fade away until it was completely gone as if it were leaving Earth’s atmosphere. It took about a minute to completely vanish.

I know what it wasn’t. It was not a satellite, airplane, jet, helicopter, weather balloon, Chinese floating lantern or anything else that I have seen before. I do not know what it was. I would love to understand what I saw. I feel very lucky to have witnessed this event. I keep asking myself, what the hell was it that I saw?! I am curious to know if any other folks saw what I saw in the San Francisco sky.