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Occurred : 12/18/2010 12:05 (Entered as : 12/18/10 12:05)
Reported: 12/17/2010 11:42:24 PM 23:42
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-4 minutes
I was walking east up Steiner st. in the Lower Haight district of San Francisco at about 11:59, when something to my left caught my eye. It moved very slowly and smoothly in the sky and made no sound. It was a deep orange color, and looked like it was glowing. It was the same color as an orange street lamp, or similar to a fireball, but it was pretty stable looking. It moved from east to west, then somewhat towards me and then it just stopped. It hovered for about a minute. It was cloudy and drizzling so I assumed it was pretty low in the sky. At first glance I thought it was a helicopter by the speed and way it was moving, but the fact that it didn't make any sound and there were no blinking lights, had me intrigued. I watched it for about 2-3 minutes. It hovered in one spot, then appeared to dim, or ascend up into the clouds until it disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))